Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Starting Seeds - Spring 2010

It's time to start seeds!
Last week I went over to my Mom's house and we started peppers, eggplants, geraniums and petunias.

The propagation unit showing off its wicking layer.

Spreading in the starter soil.

Pressing the soil into each cell.

Seeds ready to be covered (except for the petunias - they need light to germinate).

Everything written out in the planting book.

The grow lab.

Fast forward ONE WEEK..........................................

We have sprouts!

These are almost ready for transplanting.

They are so tiny!

Just to show you how we position the light over the propagation unit.


  1. I am about to start my first seed starts and feel more confident after reading this. Just do it, hey. Hoping for the thrill of first sprout. Wish me luck.

  2. powderate - Good luck! It's fun!

  3. Wow... talk about organized! I need to photo my started seed mess. :) They are growing, just not so well organized as yours... in fact, they are out hardening off in the sun on a nice day like today. Soon I will transplant the tomatoes and peppers which will then move into the green house... then into the ground end of April.

  4. Looks like you have been busy. We just planted our starts for the year a few days ago. We are hoping for a good harvest. Trying to do our part to be an informed participant in the food movement. Feel free to check out our blog and let us know if you have any feed back as we are new to the farm blogging