This week I got to sow another set of seeds indoors, this time for my dad in Portland.
He recently invested in LED grow lights, which are very snazzy.
I used newspaper pots, similar to those I’m using in Palo Alto.
I planted six types of seeds: cabbage, fennel, mustard greens (two kinds), onions, and mustard-spinach.
We set up the seeds in an alcove near the furnace in the basement. It’s pretty chilly down there, so we set the seeds on a heat mat to help germination. We also covered the alcove with a white blanket to reflect the light back in towards the seeds and help keep the heat in. We also have a small fan that we can turn on when the seedlings are up to help strengthen them, and a spray bottle with which to water them. This is nearly my ideal seed starting set up, and I’m excited to see how it works!