Who’s ready to start some seeds?? We are, we are!! We like to start our seeds early and simple around here. Anything high maintenance just gets left behind and unattended to. So when it comes to starting seeds indoors, the easier the better. Here are some of our favorite products & tips for starting seeds.
1. Find a big south facing window and set up an open shelf (even better if there is a heat vent under the shelf). We use this Ikea shelf:
2. We pieced together this seed starting tray kit. It’s heavy duty and will last many many seasons. Fill the pots with soil/seed starter, plant seeds, fill the bottom tray with water, put the hood on and let it go for a bit. The system will create a moist greenhouse (remember it’s by a window with lots of sun) and when the seeds start growing, use the vents to control air flow and prevent mold.
3. Once the seeds have started to grow, the stems need to be strengthened so they don’t get long and leggy. We clip a small fan like this to the shelf to simulate wind which helps to strengthen the plant.
4. Lastly, I found this super cute water bottle to gently spray the plants and tops of the soil.
Pretty simple right? This is what our setup looks like:
Stop back next month to see how the seeds are growing and what to do next!
🙂 Mama Nice
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