Tales of a novice gardener

seedlingsHere’s my tiny seed starting & indoor winter greens set-up. A high-tech combination of repurposed egg cartons, plastic cookie trays, and plastic containers originally filled with mixed salad greens (clearly they were destined to become counter-top salad planters). The light source is a table lamp balanced on its side with a bare fluorescent bulb. I’m hoping to upgrade and add a second lamp soon. From left to right, there’s the planter with some kale; the seed-starting tray with 7 cells of mixed organic greens (exact varieties sprouting here not yet determined), and a planter with an earlier set of the mixed greens. I’ve had one harvest from the planters so far. I’m trying to be better at seed starting so that I might be able to double my yield: two salads a month instead of one every two months.


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