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.
The only problem I found was that I wish we had made two shelves.
~”So many seeds, so little space.”~unknown
He has taken great care to make sure they are watered and happy ~ he sings to them when no one is around. (Oops sorry Mike, you didn’t want me to mention that did you?) ;)
We repotted the ones that were big enough to move up a pot and composted the ones that didn’t make the cut. (Sorry guys!)
Blondie and Sophie took off with one of the fiber pots and chased each other until it ended up in a shredded pile on the floor.
Now the seedlings are tucked carefully into their inside greenhouse, left to continue their growth while we wait patiently for the weather to allow us to plant them outside.
We have also planted some seeds that we are very excited about.
Check back as they grow to see what the interesting mystery plants are.
~’There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.” ~Mirabel Osler
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One of the products that has really made this easy is the Solo Spritzer. It makes watering these little guys so easy. The spray is gentle and the container holds enough water to last for quite a while.
In the past I have had trouble keeping seedlings watered well without drowning them, this makes it so much easier with it’s adjustable nozzle to control water flow.
I can’t imagine doing it without one of these. I immediately got one for the new little seedlings growing at my house. Watering is a snap now.
Ideal for general purpose spraying, gardening applications and pest control
Can be used to spray wood deck cleaners, as well as algae and mildew removers
Covered by a 1-year Limited Warranty
Easy-to-fill funnel top
Pressure relief valve
Durable wand and shut-off valve
Built-in wand retainer for easy storage
Includes a plastic adjustable nozzle and a flat fan nozzle for multiple spraying tasks