1. How do I germinate the seeds?
You can either germinate the seeds by directly sowing them into the soil and letting nature take care of it, or you can as well sprout them before sowing in to the soil. If you decide to sprout them before, just place the seeds on a moist paper kitchen towel, inside a small ziplock bag and keep in a dark location from several days up to a week (sometimes even longer). During this period, check it regularly (every few days) to make sure the towel isn't dried up (moisten if needed) and everything is OK. Once the seeds start to sprout, you can transfer them to their permanent growing place.
2. How do I plant the seeds?
1. Plant the seeds into fertile, well drained soil, preferably rich in organic matter. From personal experience, the imported potting mix (you can it find in the nurseries) works better compare to the local potting soil often available in the supermarket, as the local soil is heavy and soggy, and seeds do not seem to do very well in it.
2. Sprinkle the seeds on the surface of the soil/or sow not too deep inside the soil (you don’t have to use the whole packet to put in one pot, just sprinkle some seeds per pot, that would be fine). Cover the seeds lightly with extra layer of soil and then water. Sowing the seeds deep inside the soil will make it difficult for them to sprout and break the surface of the soil.
3. While not all the plants need full sun, I would advice to plant them/keep the pots in a bright location with plenty of sunlight (however, it’s better to avoid the direct afternoon sun, as it’s often too strong for young and yet not fully established seedlings). As long as the plants get light even for some part of the day, they will be happy.
4. Water regularly, when needed to keep the soil moist, though not wet. Some plants (ex. rosemary, thyme, lavender etc.) do not like to be watered too frequently. Over watering often causes wilting of the plant and the rot of the roots/seeds.
5. Regular application of suitable fertiliser (we offer some natural, plant based fertilisers suitable for both, hydroponic and soil grown plants: http://www.theseedsmaster.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=417_418) to support healthy and faster growth of the plants.
6. If you are growing the seeds which naturally do better in cooler climates (lavender, dill, curly kale, wild strawberries etc.) it's advised to put them indoors with a environment temp. of +22-27C at least for some part of the day.