Step 1: Fill the Soil Cup with any potting soil. For this tutorial, we'll use radish for demonstration.
Step 2: Moisten the soil with water.
Step 3: Poke holes based on the mature spread of the plant, as indicated on the back of the seed pack.
Step 4: Plant 2 to 3 seeds in each hole to ensure germination.
Step 5: If using your own bucket, drill a drainage hole 1 inch above the handle. Our buckets come predrilled for your convenience.
Step 6: Fill the bucket with water up to the drainage hole.
Step 7: Position the Soil Cup on the bucket in the shade to prevent soil from drying during germination.
Step 8: Once seeds have sprouted, thin out to one seed per hole.
Step 9: Depending on the plant, you can either continue growing it in the same Tomato Bucket or transplant it. Either way, be sure to move the bucket to a spot with the right light conditions for the plant.
Step 10: Water once a month from the top, until excess water flows out from the drainage hole!
Most herbs and vegetables are ready for harvest anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months!
Why Grow from Seeds?
Cost-Effective: Seed packets typically cost just a dollar or two. When stored properly in a cool, dry place like your refrigerator (not the freezer), seeds can last many years.
Greater Variety: If you're interested in cultivating a very specific variety, your best options are to either start from seeds or get cuttings.
Year-Round Availability: Some seedlings are only available at garden centers during specific times of the year.