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!