Tips For Growing Perennials Indoors

Perennial plants can be started indoors to be ready for the spring planting season. When growing perennials indoors you will need a small container in which to place the seeds. If you are using paper cups or egg cartons, be sure to poke several small holes in the bottom to provide drainage.

Grow Perennial Plants Indoors

  1. Fill the containers about 2/3 of the way with soil.
  2. Place 2 or 3 seeds in each container, covering them with a small amount of soil. 
  3. Add enough water to moisten the soil.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap to create a warm environment.
  5. Place the containers in direct or artificial sunlight.

Check the plants daily and add water as needed. Once the seeds begin to sprout, remove the plastic covering. Keep young plants away from draft.

In about 4 weeks, you can move young seedlings outside. Check the frost free dates to ensure that they won't freeze. The perennials can stay in the containers or be planted in the ground.