OK I'm excited about starting seeds indoors (never did it before just bought plants). Just ordered some inexpensive seed trays and I'm planning to use egg cartons also
I would like to have the followingNJ Bob wrote:Lookin' good! What are you growing this year?
I'm thinking to order another heat mat and set up an additional bin. I'm collecting egg cartons also. I can make "newspaper seedling pots", a lot of them but I'm not planting 20 of each variety. I don't need 20 tomato plants or 20 peppers or 20 cucumbers, just a couple 2 or 3 plants. The lettuces are going to be planted in a garden tower that takes about 42 plants.imafan26 wrote:Unless you can get that all on a 1020 tray they may have to take turns, but looking good. I actually start my seedlings in 4 inch square community pots then transplant out to individual pots after they have grown true leaves. It saves me space in the beginning, but I have to move plants out quickly to the wilderness soon afterwards because there is not enough bench space for all the seedlings to hang around more than couple of weeks.
Yes the light fixture that is hanging (not on the wall) is a grow light https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinf ... 1659/3996/ Not the same fixture, I bought just a bulb.rainbowgardener wrote: Is the light source the little green fixture on the wall? What is making everything so pink?
I don't think is that many, will do it in sections, first will seed the lettuce, chard and spinach. second will do the tomatoes, and last the peppers and cucumbers. Parsley can be in betweenrainbowgardener wrote: As noted that's an awful lot of stuff, will take more room than you have for seed starting and in your container. Its also a very mixed bag of cool and warm season stuff.!
Bell peppers are pretty hardy in my zone, had a couple peppers last year by June after planting in May.rainbowgardener wrote:Please do check out the seed starting basics thread here: https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/vi ... 48&t=44183
Peppers like warm, even more than tomatoes, but they are also slower to germinate, grow, fruit than tomatoes. And in my experience, hot peppers are even slower at all of that than sweet bell peppers. So I start the hot pepper seeds about 10 weeks ahead of average last frost date. Bell peppers 8-9 weeks ahead. Green basil 8 weeks ahead. Tomatoes 6-7 weeks ahead (some people would do earlier, but for me they tend to get too big too early if started much earlier).
Good luck! Happy growing!