It's that time again
Seed starting season!!!
Before I can put my hands into the ground, I need to get my seedlings started. I like to plant from seed for two reasons: 1) it’s much cheaper, and more rewarding; and 2) I can control what plant varieties we grow, and eat. There’s so many ways you can start seeds. Some people use a greenhouse, some a sunny, south facing window, and some, like us, a light box. I came across light boxes in my researching about 4 years ago. The concept is so simple, and the execution easy. Basically, you line a large cardboard box with tinfoil, and stick a light inside.
The first year I tried it, I was surprised at how well it worked. Well, that was until we lost power in the kitchen and I had to move the plants to another location. They all survived, but I have to say, out of sight, out of mind. Even this year, I’ve forgotten to water them. No casualties yet, thank goodness, but we almost lost Goomba’s cabbage plant she got from school.
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Kita , Caveman, Goomba, Gummy Bear and Peanut are native New Englanders, who are working to live more self sufficient and sustainable lifestyle.