L is for Lights!

The weekend project from our house was not only fun, it was easy as well.  My husband and I bought a great metal rack with four foot long shelves and put it together.  Then we purchased four shop lights with daylight bulbs. 

 The guy at Home Depot saw us deciding what to get and was so excited to show us exactly what he used to set up their growing station on display.  It was his second year of seed starting there and his enthusiasm was contagious.  I have to say I was pleased to meet him.  Probably the last person I would have figured as a gardener, not only by his style, but also by his age. Young and hip but loving the garden chat and wanting to share what he knew.  I found it so uplifting to meet him and feel his spirit.  He spoke of his favorite heirloom tomato plants, his garage wall vertical garden and the miracle of the sprouting seeds.  Made the whole project all the better.  Nice to know there are youth getting interested in gardening.  He was inspired by his job.  I think that made it even better.

Once the shelves were put together and the lights were hung, I planted my seeds and set them under the lights.  We will see how it goes.  Seed starting has never been a strong point of mine, but hopefully this year will be better. The only problem I found was that I wish we had made two shelves. 



So many seeds, so little space.