Our Seedlings

Since the schools are planting right now, I thought we should get our seeds underway. As it stands, we are going to have a ton of thyme and kale. Anyone need some for their garden? We are happy to share.

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This container is what the apples from Costco come in. I always think “what a waste of material.” So have never thrown them out. Now I’ve got a use for them. All I had to do was punch a few holes in the bottom with my awl and tape the edges. Not happy about that, as I can’t reuse that stuff. I Jimmy-rigged this fluorescent lamp ($17 at the hardware store) to our bookshelf without drilling anything into it. I think it will work nicely and can be moved up while the plants grow taller. The cover is already off the Kale… it is much taller than the thyme (pictured here)… and has to be watered every day. I want to get some tomatoes and peppers started also but will need a heat pad for that. I keep meaning to get to the thrift store for an electric blanket to use instead of the $30 heat pad. I love that idea.

2 thoughts on “Our Seedlings”

  1. Hey, Stacie! Love this idea. Every year, I whine about our lack of natural light in our house and I use this as an excuse not to do seeds. You (once again) have inspired me, shown me I have no reason to whine, and I’m itching for a fluorescent light of my own! Good luck with the kale and thyme. If we were there, we’d definitely take some off your hands!

    Our garden plan this year is to not have a community garden plot (gave up the plot we had last summer at the Boston Nature Center) but to grow as much as we can here at the house. We only get sun in the very front and around the side, but fortunately our neighbors are cool with lots of container gardening. We just ordered some container seeds: bell peppers, eggplant, peas, baby pumpkins and gherkin-sized cukes. We’ll get tomato plants at the Natick Organic Farm and hopefully we’ll be planting by Mother’s Day.

    Keep us posted on your lives. We miss you all and hope you had a lovely Easter.

    AMAJ

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  2. you are an inspiration for me. of course i want to get the seeds started too, but it’s just hard for me to take the time to get it going!
    we were at the garden plot and put the onion seed in the ground! which i’m really proud, though i wanted to put the peas in too, but somehow forgot to buy the seed. no peas this year, which is fine, as they create a lot of work with keeping them upright, constantly putting up stalks and yarn…

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