Sprouting

Here’s my low-tech seed-starting equipment.

A fabric-covered board (it used to be a makeshift shelf in the music room) supported on two stools, with painted or printed metal trays from Goodwill.

On the left is Amy’s strawberry starter, a Christmas present. On the right are the broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and basil starts. In the center are Rutger’s and Grandma Mary’s tomatoes and Amish Pimiento peppers. I just started them today, so their tray sits in a cardboard box from a case of cat food, covered with an elastic bowl cover, with taped bits from a brownie mix box on the corners to keep the elastic cover from smushing the paper pots.

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One thought on “Sprouting

  1. South Carolina gives gardeners about two months of rest!! Our last pepper plants came out late November, and I started tomatoes mid-January! (If I had been a responsible gardener and planted collards and cabbages, there would be no break at all.)

    I tried the paper pots this year, too. I love them because a) they are cute, b) they use waste paper, and c) they work well!

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