2. Nourish The Seeds Before Planting.
Just as you need healthy soil to produce flowers, the seed health is equally important. Strong seeds produce strong plants with sturdy roots, strong plants produce beautiful flowers that last longer and keep producing.
Just like all living things, seeds need oxygen, water and food. Be sure to supply appropriate irrigation, nutrient-rich soil and check that adequate sunlight is provided. While some plants need fewer than 6 hours of sunlight, others will not grow properly or flower unless they receive 6 or more hours. Be sure to plant species adapted to your area and climate for the best results.
Seeds also rely heavily on a plant-microbe relationship just as a grown plant does. The enzymes, proteins and hormones produced by the microbes are utilized by the seed. Beneficial microorganisms increase seed germination, seedling strength and vigor, and can help with disease suppression from the start. This results in stronger and healthier plants sure to produce lush blooms.
Seeds can be pre-treated with EM-1® Microbial Inoculant prior to planting. Simply soak the seeds in a solution of EM-1® and water at a rate of 1oz per gallon of water. Small seeds can soak for 10-20 minutes, larger seeds can soak up to 60 minutes. If you are planting transplants, use the same solution rate to water after planting.