Seedlings: Everything about the breeding of young plants

When seedlings one designates seedlingsin a hothouse, coldframe or grown in special containers. Since not everyone has a green thumb, and has the time and patience to grow the plants themselves, seedlings can make a huge difference to yours Landscaping, But the young plants need a suitable location and must be set properly so that they can grow and thrive. Inform yourself in detail about the needs of the individual plants.



  • Plan garden design
  • Plant seedlings
  • Plant accompanying cultures
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Plan garden design

Before you go to the next retailer and buy seedlings, you should first think carefully, which plants you want to place in which place. Because not every plant tolerates a lot of sun and not every variety can stand in the shade all day long. Therefore, you should carefully observe the bed you want to plant the plant in advance. Depending on the sun's rays, you can decide which seedlings are best for you: tomatoes, raspberries and roses prefer direct sunlight, whereas ivy, lilies of the valley and wild garlic prefer shady locations.

The substrate also plays a crucial role: while native plants thrive in medium-heavy soils, southern specimens often require dry, nutrient-poor soil for healthy growth. An accurate soil analysis can help with the right plant selection.

Plant seedlings

From seed pull young seedlings.


Before you plant the seedlings, you should clear the bed of weeds and loosen the soil with a rake. Now you can temporarily place the seedlings on the bed so that you can see at what distance you need to lift the holes. If you have done that, you should water the seedlings well before planting or put the plant bale in water for a few seconds until no more air bubbles rise and the adhering soil is well moistened.

Tip: In time, you can calmly dig out the holes, so you can then plant the waterlogged seedlings.

Dig the holes so deep that the entire root ball is well covered. In the first five days, you should water the plants abundantly so that the roots can recover and grow well in the soil and spread further.

To protect the growing plant from pests, you can use a so-called plant hat, which keeps snails and other gluttonous animals.

Plant accompanying cultures

Did you know that special plant combinations serve as a natural crop protection? Sow so-called accompanying cultures, such as mustard and spinach, between the seedlings. The intense aroma of these plants drives away snails and other pests from the vegetable patch.

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