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It’s that time of year again! It’s seed starting time! Now, you can do it all yourself by making seed starting containers, filling them with soil, and then planting your seeds, or you can do it an easier way. I went with the easy way this year and bought a plant starter kit that uses peat pellets and the container is like a mini greenhouse.
It is so much easier! All I did was add about 5 cups of water to the container and let the peat pellets get to work. Technically, I did have to keep an eye on it because my cats were very intrigued and apparently thirsty.
After adding water to the cats’ bowls, I went back to my seeds. By then, the water had absorbed into the peat and the pods were ready for seeds to be added. The directions stated to peel back the covering and add the seeds to the peat. I am starting a few different varieties of tomatoes and peppers, basil, chamomile, and some pearl onions. I am really excited for the different tomato varieties that I bought from Amishland Heirloom Seeds. Most of the other seeds I’m planting came from SeedsNow.com.
Here is an important step: Be sure to make a drawing or at least a list of what you have planted where so you don’t get any plants confused. It also helps to know what you’ve got sprouting.
Now that I have everything planted, the entire kit will be stored in a warm place out of direct sunlight until they sprout. That place is my pantry because it is also out of reach for little cat paws. Soon they will be ready to harden off and transplant in my garden!
Have you started your garden yet?