For newbies, there are 3 things that you need to remember, and they all start with “S”. First is SUNLIGHT. You need to check if your growing area gets exposed to sunlight, and for how long. In general, 4 – 6 hours of sunlight is needed, depending on the type of plants that you want to grow.
Second is SOIL. Do you intend to grow your plants directly on the ground or in pots? For beginners, I suggest that you start with container gardening. Use quality potting mix to allow your seeds and seedlings to grow properly, with enough air and space to allow their roots to grow properly.
Third is SEED. Always use good reliable seeds from reputable local seed producers. Their seeds have been tested to withstand our tropical environment, therefore greater chance of germination.
To learn more about seed starting, check out my blog How to Start Seeds in a Seedtray: A Step-by-Step Guide