starting seeds indoors


I’ve been growing a vegetable garden for practically as long as I can remember, but have rarely started seeds inside. Normally, I wait until closer to the end of spring and pop them right into the ground. I’ve also often purchased a few starts (just to give myself a little security that I’ll actually end up with a harvest).  This year I decided (with some encouragement from my 5-year-old) to start seeds indoors. Today we planted a lettuce mix and some snap peas (seeds from Baker Creek Seed Co.)

My Seed starting supplies

I bought an empty plastic spray bottle (for misting), liquid plant food, plant light bulb (we will use a drop-cord light), timer for setting the on/off lighted times, seed starting mix (organic) and seed trays.  Of course my 5-year-old was more than happy to help me play in the dirt. 



Here she is helping me (perfectly) place the pea seeds

Misting freshly planted seeds

We put the seed trays on top of the dryer and set the timer (with a little help from Sarge) to give them ‘sun’ from 7 am – 4 pm, with the mister near-by (so we remember to keep them moist).  If things go well, we hope to have some of our veggie starts available for you to purchase at The Spring Sale in May! No promises – but we’ll give it our best shot!

Here’s to Sun! Happy Spring!


About hobbymamma

I'm a mother of the marvelous Olivia (age 7), the adorable Cooper (almost 3) and Wyatt (6 months). As a busy SAHM (& wife to Tyson aka 'Sarge'), I find myself with irons in many fires. Some of my time is also devoted to voluntary services for various non-profit organizations. The idea for this blog came from something I find myself thinking or saying rather often lately: I have so many interests & hobbies that I don't consider myself 'expert' at any of them. It can be frusterating on occasion, but mostly I find it refreshing and rewarding to enjoy such variety. On this blog I share bits and hints about some of the hobbies I currently enjoy. When considering some of my favorite hobbies - i've discovered that a theme that threads through many of them is green. Not necessarily the color (that too) but 'green practices'. I often find myself thinking, how can I make this more environmentally friendly. What ingredients or products are better for my family and the beautiful planet where we live. I hope you will enjoy reading about some of my hobbies and be inspired to try something new!

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