How to Plant Seeds Indoors for Your Vegetable Garden!
planting vegetables
planting vegetables


If you are planning to grow vegetables for your kitchen garden then this article is for you. Planting seeds indoors could be tricky for beginners. You need to plan them before the season and start 6-8 weeks before their last frost season.

Seeds can be grown outdoors and indoors, depending upon the season and yielding. Vegetables like broccoli, sprouts, lettuce, and tomatoes can be planted indoors while carrots and beets should be planted outdoors.

In this article, we are going to discuss, ‘when to plant seeds indoors for vegetable garden and how to manage them. So let’s get started!

When to plant seeds Indoors?

Plan your schedule 6 weeks before the last frost season of the seeds. Check the suggestions and information regarding the planting of seeds on packets. Sometimes the time varies between a distinct variety.

Season plays important role in seeds plantation. In the summer season, you can grow tomatoes, broccoli, green pepper, etc. 6 weeks before the last frost. So, when the season comes, vegetables that take a long time can grow adequately.

During winter seasons, planting indoors works better. Because the weather is cold and many vegetables couldn’t get appropriate sunlight, you can plant them indoors. Vegetables that you can grow indoors are sprouts, baby ginger, lettuce, spinach, etc., which later you can shift outdoor.

How to plant seeds indoors?

Planting seeds indoors is not hard, all you need to do is create a mini greenhouse. This artificial atmosphere helps plants to grow in your care. For creating a mini greenhouse, you need to have a container, lap light, plastic sheets, water, and lots of care.

  • First you need to place seeds on wet cloth safely inside the container. Second, moist it with little water, only so that it gets penetrated inside seeds, do not flood them!
  • Cover the container lid with plastic wrap so that the moisture will not get evaporated.
  • Dig some holes for the exchange of gases. Otherwise, mold will be formed and destroy your mini greenhouse.
  • Turn the lamplight above those seeds so that they will get appropriate sunlight to get energy.

This technique helps seeds to absorb moisture better. Water is essential for seed sprouting. If you dig seeds directly into the soil, then there are chances that they won’t absorb water effectively and soil may act as a hindrance.

But with this technique seeds get direct moisture and so sprout faster. You should later shift them in different containers with prepared soil, to provide nutrition.

Tips for caring

Planting seeds indoors require much caring. Pick out the molded or rotten leaves from the plants so that they won’t spread to overall plants. Also, make sure to protect plants from insects and snails as they can spread diseases.


Planting seeds indoors should be planned according to the season and frost stage. By creating a mini-greenhouse inside your home you can plant vegetables such as tomatoes, beans, lettuce, green chili, etc. By using these techniques your vegetables will grow healthy and fresh and of course faster. For more content like this visit the official site of Agrisetu. Thank you!