Starting seeds can be a sanity saver for many of us waiting  through a long winter for spring to arrive. 

 Last year my husband and I built a seed starting rack with lights so I could survive the winter gardening blues.  It was an easy and  fun project.

We purchased a metal shelf unit from Sams club. Then we  bought shop lights from Home Depot that could be plugged into a powerstrip so that no electrical wiring was necessary.

 Easy peasy.

 The only problem I found was that I wish we had made two shelves.

        ~”So many seeds, so little space.”~unknown 


  1. I’m a little jealous! I have a seed starting club (5 of us) in our neighborhood, every year we each grow 3 flats of plants and then get together right before the last frost to trade plants and enjoy a glass of wine! It’s great fun every year, although some of us come to the table with more plants than others ;)

  2. What a wonderful idea to set this up. You can have a bit of spring during winter now!

  3. What a great idea… a seed starting club. good way to get a lot of different types of plants and enjoy an interest with friends.

  4. I do enjoy this, Kala. Can’t wait til spring gets closer so I can get started. Unfortunately there’s still a way to go. thank goodnes for all the pictures I have taken so I can look back.