I’m likely going to have a patio this year where I can grow potted vegetables and herbs. I was super excited about this switch from dark apartment living where I can not grow much at all. So, I bought tons of seeds from seedsnow.com. Seeds there are non-GMO and organic! Yay! I plan to grow organic veggies with organic soil and everything.
Another great thing is that a bag of seeds only costs about $1. It is the fertilizer and other supplies that start to make your costs increase.
The funny thing is that the seeds are so tiny, but they are going to grow large plants! I only needed 10 broccoli seeds total. I am not creating a farm. I will only have a small space to work with.
I bought seed saver bags that I can store unused seeds for years. I will also be re-planting the broccoli in the fall.
Here is my current set up for sprouting seeds:
I had to put them on my bookshelf where my cats wouldn’t get them. Another good location would be the top of the fridge, but that is hard for me to get to.
I have a 13 watt light bulb over the peppers so that I can keep the temperature closer to 80 degrees. The peppers are very picky about staying nice and warm. At this time of year I am also starting to sprout broccoli and cherry tomatoes.
I bought these convenient seed starting dirt pods, but you could do something similar in an egg carton. I then placed them in a glass container with a small amount of liquid on the bottom for the first 24 hours.
I will be growing more plants than this, but they don’t need to start sprouting yet. Tonight I will also be starting some wheat grass! I have discovered that you can very easily grow wheat grass in your home indoors with a light.
I can’t wait for fresh nutrients!!