Thursday, January 28, 2010
Sow, Sow, Sow, Your Seeds!
If you are going to grow directly from seeds, it is just about time to get started. You will need light, growing media,and a heat mat. Many who try to start seeds in a sunny window end up disappointed. You are much better off and can grow a whole garden's worth - hundreds of plants - under a 40-inch Grow –Light fluorescent fixture. It works best if it’s suspended on chains, very close to the seed cups so the plants don't become spindly reaching for the light. The chains allow you to adjust that height as the plants grow. You can purchase fancy tiered racks or light tables, but any table will do. We always recommend using heating pads to encourage root growth, though that isn't necessary for a beginner. A seed-starter kit, which includes a dome that creates a greenhouse effec. It offers two ventilation points on its top, a UL Listed Waterproof Heat Mat, 11 inch by 22 inch Watertight Base Tray, 72-Cell Seedling Insert, 48 seed cups, and markers. Now you just need to determine How many seeds do you plant? If you want just six tomato plants, do you plant six seeds?