We started some seedlings for winter a little over a week ago.
Lettuces, broccoli, carrots, spinach, spaghetti squash, cauliflower, kohl rabi, onions, leeks, celery, cabbage, brussel sprouts, chinese cabbage, bok choy…and so on and so forth! I’ll try to cover some techniques later for you folks that live where there’s a killing frost. Here in West Sacramento we get a light frost in the winter mornings, and that’s it.
True to my first post on growing from seeds, we used the biodegradable pots this time. They’re $2 for 50 at Lowe’s or Home Depot.
And, now here are our seedlings!
Even though we don’t have a huge yard, I know others have an even smaller space. I was wandering around Instructables.com when I came across this wonderful little tutorial. So, of course, I ran out and grabbed a hanging shoe pouch thingy ($13 at Target). I filled it with potting soil.
I planted a number of different herbs in it, as well as some mesclun mix and arugala.
I made a little hole in the soil in each of the pouches.
And then I poured some seed starting mix into it, and patted it down.
Hopefully this will get them going! I’ve been watering them every day, so I’ll let you know how it works!
TIME INVESTMENT: 1 hour
COST: $13 for shoe rack, $5 for seed starter (I already had some lying around), and $5 for potting soil (already had some of this too). You won’t use all of the potting soil or the seed starter. $23, without seeds. Seeds run $1.50-$2.50 a packet.
My husband just put together a cute little greenhouse. We’re working out some kinks, but I’ll show it to you next time! We’ve also got some quails that we hatched from our quails.