Seed starting

  • Seed starting

    Posted by SilverLining on January 3, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    I haven’t had any success with starting seeds “inside”. Any recommendations appreciated.?

    yosef61 replied 1 year, 1 month ago 8 Members · 11 Replies
  • 11 Replies
  • Unknown Member

    Member
    January 3, 2023 at 4:49 pm

    I use wet tissue and place seeds inside until they sprout,keep moist.

  • MrsHacks

    Member
    January 3, 2023 at 4:49 pm

    We have mini greenhouses from Menards in our house and we got our grow lights from Walmart. We don’t seem to have issues.

    • SilverLining

      Member
      January 3, 2023 at 6:04 pm

      Okay! I’ll look into that.

  • Billt21

    Member
    January 3, 2023 at 7:51 pm

    This is my set up. I myself didn’t have good luck until I went to dedicated starting racks.

  • Private_Cluck

    Member
    January 4, 2023 at 12:09 am

    For the last several years, we have used one of those small two shelf systems (capacity of 96 plants total) with 2×2 plug trays / grow lights that we purchased from Gardener’s Supply. We kept it in our house until seedlings were large enough to transplant into small plastic pots. However, it was expensive, but has worked quite well. This year we will be upgrading to a DIY version made from a regular 6 tier rolling metal shelf unit. Bought enough of the Gardener’s Supply 2×2 planting plug / bottom tray sets to fill up the new shelves. Also bought grow lights from Amazon. Will be putting this system into our new climate-controlled storage room to germinate the seeds. This new shelf unit adds 600 plants our seed starting capacity for about the same price we paid for the original 96 plant capacity Gardener’s Supply unit.

    • SilverLining

      Member
      January 4, 2023 at 2:37 am

      Great way to capitalize on your investment!

  • Jeremy-aka-One-Step-Closer

    Member
    January 4, 2023 at 1:54 am

    Has anyone tried using a hybrid kratky/wicking bed system for seed starting? It’s what I’m thinking of using this year. Instead of using rapid rooter plugs in the cups I’m thinking of using peat pots with soil. Does that sounds reasonable for seed starting?

    • RobP

      Member
      January 4, 2023 at 3:48 am

      I haven’t tried the wicking beds that you’re talking about, but I have tried peat pots and haven’t had any success with them. I use soil blocks and am happy with the results.

  • yosef61

    Member
    January 29, 2023 at 6:48 pm

    I use a small green house structure, 24x14x 60, the wife got me 3 years ago. I do it in an unheated garage, temperature stays around 70 with a really small heater. have 2 lights from amazon 2 ft length. Seed trays from epic gardening in San Diego, very tough and heavy, durable. A cheap heating mat for temp. I have good success with starting and am still working on getting some seeds to maturity, cabbage and broccoli and such. Tomatoes are not an issue. Last year everything struggled, had some success

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