Well I finally got around to sowing my indoor seeds! It has been a crazy few weeks and transplanting into the garden is just around the corner so I had to get my seeds going.
My first step was to soak my seeds. By doing this, the husks of the seeds are softened making for easier germination. I used several small bowls that I had around the house and to keep them organized I just used a dry erase marker to label each bowl.
I then prepared my seed trays. I used an organic seed starting medium. It has no soil so it won’t contaminate my seedlings. I did add a small amount of water to moisten up the seed starter. And then added it to my trays.
You will notice that I left one spot open. This is so I can use this opening to water my seedlings later. This hole will allow me to put water into the tray, watering the seedlings from below.
I made small holes with the end of a paint brush and planted each seed to it’s required depth. Since my garden isn’t huge I have started multiple types of veggies in each tray. I labeled each tray and put them in a sunny window. Of course this pic was taken at dusk, so not much sun shine going on.
I started these on April 3rd and today, April 7th this is what I saw!
I have seedlings! So far I have cucumbers, crockneck squash, and zucchini sprouting! I am so excited! I have decided to put a heating pad under my peppers because they need to be close to 80 degrees to germinate. Once my seedlings get started I will be moving them outside during the day and bringing them back in at night until I am sure we are past the threat of frost!