How To Grow Bedding Plants For Beginners


Growing bedding plants is a great way to add color and life to your home. It can also be very therapeutic when you see your first flowers blooming. If you’re new to growing bedding plants, there are some things that you should know before starting. This blog will walk through all of the steps one needs to take in order to successfully grow bedding plants in their own home.

Understand Which Bedding Plants Are Right For You

Before you can get started, it’s important to understand which bedding plants are right for you. Some things to keep in mind include:

  • The types of plants you want to grow
  • The type of soil you have (e.g., sandy, loamy)
  • Climate where you live
  • Amount of time that can be spent on your garden

Choosing the Right Soil

  • Soil should be well drained.
  • Light and airy.
  • Rich in organic matter.
  • pH balanced for the specific plant you are growing, as most plants prefer a slightly acidic soil (pH 6-7) to grow their best. If you are unsure about your soil pH, test it before planting!
  • Free of chemicals and weeds seeds—these will harm your plants and limit their growth potential by crowding out other more beneficial microorganisms that help keep the plant healthy.
  • Free of pests—this includes both insect pests like aphids or spider mites as well as disease carrying fungus spores that can cause root rot or stem rot if they get into the soil of your plants while they’re young enough to kill them off quickly

The Environment of the Plants

There are a few factors that play into the environment of your plants.

  • The temperature of the room they are grown in should be warm. Bedding plant seeds need to germinate and grow at temperatures above 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius). They also need sunlight, so it is best if you can place them in full sun for as long as possible during the day. If this isn’t possible because of where you live or your budget, then doing some research on growing bedding plants indoors will help out tremendously here!
  • Plant bedding should be kept well-lit. This means that even though we want our lights on for 12 hours per day, only 6 hours should be used for light during seed germination and early growth stages since this will encourage optimal sprouting times while still allowing plenty of time for photosynthesis by mature plants that haven’t been transplanted yet (which would result in slower growth rates).

Watering Your Bedding Plants

As your bedding plants grow, you will need to be sure that they have enough water. If you don’t water them frequently enough, the soil will dry out and the plant will die. The best way to tell if your plant needs more moisture is by digging down into the soil with your finger or a pencil. If it feels dry at least an inch below the surface, then add some water until it reaches this depth again.

If possible try not to use rainwater for watering as this can lead to algae growth in your pots which may cause damage if left unattended for too long. Soil should always be moist but never soggy as this can also cause damage to root systems causing them decay at an accelerated rate which could lead towards its death!

How to Feed Your Bedding Plants]

The best way to feed your plants is with a balanced fertilizer. A balanced fertilizer contains a mix of nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium. This mixture helps the plants grow strong and healthy, as well as reducing stress on the plant’s roots. The best time to apply fertilizer is at the beginning of a season or when transplanting new plants into your garden bed. You should also apply another application every two weeks after that first dosage until you see no more growth from that particular batch of seeds or seedlings.

When applying fertilizer, make sure it lands in the soil rather than on top of leaves where it can burn them! Over-fertilizing can cause damage to your bedding plants by burning their delicate leaves so only apply enough fertilizer so they are covered but not drowned (about 1/4 inch). Do not over-water either—you want moist soil but not soggy mud!

Growing bedding plants is easy but knowing the right things to do makes all the difference when it comes to ensuring your bedding plants successfully grow.

Growing bedding plants is easy but knowing the right things to do makes all the difference when it comes to ensuring your bedding plants successfully grow.

It is important that you understand which type of bedding plant would be right for you, as well as what zone your area is located in so that you can ensure that all of your hard work results in a beautiful display.


Whether it’s your first time growing bedding plants or you’re a seasoned pro, there are some basic tips that will help make sure your plants grow successfully. It can be intimidating at first but once you know what to do and have done it a few times, it becomes easy!

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