Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Seed Starting 2020

Seed starting for the garden | On The Creek Blog
Over the weekend, we started some seeds for our 2020 garden!

Seed starting is something I didn’t think was going to happen this year.

While I love having a garden, I tend to go about it in a more simple way.

We usually buy plants at a local greenhouse at the end of May.  It has worked out well for us in the past.  It’s easy to choose the best plants & put them in the garden.  Seed starting is a different thing…

A thing I guess I’m going to be learning about!



 


Seed starting for the garden | On The Creek Blog

As with most of our adventures, this all happened on a whim.  At the suggestion of Abby, I was looking into Bio Domes.  I was showing my husband how neat they are & how they would be so great to do seeds in next year.

I thought it was too late to start seeds this year.  Starting a garden from seeds takes a lot of work & planning.  It was too late to find seeds & plant them…

Then my husband went to the basement.

I’ve said it many times before, but our basement holds a lot of cool things.
Seed starting for the garden | On The Creek Blog
Seed starting for the garden | On The Creek Blog
A few of those things happened to be seed starting materials.  I got them super cheap from a yard sale years ago & they’ve sat in the basement ever since.
Seed starting for the garden | On The Creek Blog
Seed starting for the garden | On The Creek Blog
With nothing else to do, we decided to start seeds on a Friday morning.

We went through our inventory & found tons of tomato seeds.  Of course, they’re several years old, so who knows what the germination situation will be.  We’re just going with it & seeing what will happen.
Seed starting for the garden | On The Creek Blog
Seed starting for the garden | On The Creek Blog
Seed starting for the garden | On The Creek Blog
The coolest thing are the seed starting kits.  I didn’t realize we got such professional seed starting supplies!  The peat pellets are so cool!

Now that we had our supplies, it was time to plant!

It took quite a while to plant everything.  Tomato seeds are super small & quite tedious to plant!

We did 5 flats of the peat pellet greenhouse & one traditional dirt flat.  We just used some dirt from our garden last year.
Seed starting for the garden | On The Creek Blog
Seed starting for the garden | On The Creek Blog

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