Hooray! Today Samuel and I planted our first seeds. I decided I am going to try to keep up with the things I do this year so I can learn from my triumphs and failures.
This year I am moving back to Jiffy pellets and mini greenhouses for germination. When I use pots and start in the big greenhouse this early, I end up wasting a lot of money on soil and seeds due to a low germination rate. For the peppers and tomatoes I’m using a tomato greenhouse with 36 large plugs. Samuel and I put 2-3 seeds in each plug (some may have more with tiny toddler hands helping out). I have the tray sitting in a windowsill on a heating mat.
I think I put in a little too much water, but the tray is nice and steamy and I’ll keep a closer eye on the moisture level.
I hope to see some little sprouts in the next week or two. I especially can’t wait to see what Samuel thinks!