+ START WITH SOME FANCY DIRT

First things first, get yourself a bag of seed raising mix from your local gardening shop and fill a pot or weeded garden bed with its nutritious soil. Pat it down like the good little seed-home it is.

+ TOSS IN YOUR SEEDS

Still with us? Pop your precious seeds into that beautiful new dirt twice as deep as their size (hint: that's not very deep). Your seed packet will tell you how far apart your sprouts need to be growing. Cover with just enough soil to hide them from view. Tuck them in with another gentle pat-down.

+ ADD WATER AND SUNSHINE

Focus, people! You've made it this far. Be sure to water your seeds regularly (2-3 times per week). Keep your soil moist (not drenched) and warmed by the sun (not scorched). It's all about balance, baby.

+ WHEN TO CELEBRATE

Congratulations! You grew these seeds with your own two hands (and quite a bit of help from us, you must admit). Watch in wonder as your first sprouts appear after 2-3 weeks. Give your new plants cute pet names. Invite your neighbours over to gawk at their beauty. Start referring to yourself as a gardener when introducing yourself at parties.