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The Simple Way to Start Your Seeds
Methods for growing hydroponically tend to differ significantly from traditional outdoor gardening in many respects. The clearest example of this can be found at the earliest stages of cultivation - seed germination.
In outdoor gardening, seeds can more reliably germinate when placed into the ground in their natural conditions. This is particularly true in many regions across Australia, with the exception of poor soil conditions and extreme climates... along with occasional wild weather events.
In a controlled indoor growing environment, however, seeds often require some help to get started. Without this assistance, your seeds are likely to remain dormant while swimming in an expensive nutrient solution.
Safe to say, growing indoors from seed without encouraging their germination is a surefire way to get nowhere fast. Even in the case of outdoor growing, planting without a germination process can be a risky move.
Thankfully, this outcome is by no means difficult to circumvent. Carefully nursing your seeds towards activation is guaranteed to maximise your chances of success.
Follow these steps carefully, and you'll be well on your way to sprouting fresh hydroponically-grown produce from seed.