New seed-starting supplies
Onions are probably our
biggest vegetable-gardening Achilles heel --- we ran out in January
again this year. Wanting to be able to start these seedlings inside in February was a big part of the impetus for my spare-no-cost improved seed-starting campaign in fact.
didn't use all new supplies, though. I found this wooden stick in
Mark's workshop (hopefully it wasn't intended for anything important)
and cut it to just the right length to make indented rows in my found stump dirt.
Then I meticulously sprinkled in the seeds, half an inch apart.
Finally, I added another thin coating of stump dirt atop each row and
pressed down gently with my palms to compact the earth.
Mark growled when I took the heating pad out of Lucy's den and put it under my first set of flats. (Hey! That's why we bought the pad in the first place!) So I went ahead and splurged a little further, this time buying a heat mat that's waterproof and is just the right size and shape to fit beneath a seedling tray. My new humidity domes
hadn't arrived in the mail yet, so I popped a larger dome we use for
rooting perennial cuttings on top and called that flat complete.
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