Starting from seeds!

DSCN1893 DSCN1885DSCN1890The weather here is still cold but I’m ready to start those seeds! Here are a few ideas you can use to start yours.

Those plastic berry containers, the ones I get from the grocery store are great for starting seeds. They are clear so they can get sunlight and the cover will keep the soil moist so the seeds can germinate.

I also like to use those disposable shower caps I get from hotels! They make a great cover for any container, and the elastic stays tight to keep the moisture in.

I also had lots of clear plastic shoe boxes from a garage sale… I got a great buy and a batch of perfect seed starter boxes.

When I watered my little seedlings, I would often flatten the young plants. Now I use a turkey baster to gently water the soil around the seedlings. Turkey basters are so versatile… Who knew they were a seedling’s best friend?

My brother told me the importance of letting a fan blow on seedlings once they get 2 to 3 inches high. This simulates a breeze and strengthens the stems. I keep my babies in a window, so I turn them every other day to keep them growing straight.

Mar 31

Starting from seeds!

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