The seed starting has begun! This is my favorite time of the year, planting little seeds and watching them grow. My least favorite time of the year when it's August and my garden is officially out of control. First on my list to start is onions and leeks. My onions last year totally fell flat. I think I got a few green onions out of the deal. I started out a complete novice with seed starting and I'm slowly learning through trial and error.
Last year I had a difficult time finding an good seed starter. I'm not entirely convinced this is organic, but that's okay it's a better alternative than what I had last year. I also bought a couple more plug trays that came with the little covers to help lock in moisture.
And there you have it! I will definitely be posting lots of pictures when these babies start to pop up. One important thing to remember is to leave the clear top on the plug tray until you start to see seedlings. This helps to trap moisture and heat. I leave my lights on for about 14-16 hours per day, depending on when I remember to turn them on and off. Last year I had a plug in timer that was great, I just need to find it!
*Bonus points to who can name the movie that the blog title is from...hint...there are a couple hobbits in it...