The Seed Starting Area – Part 2!

As promised…here is my (cleaned up) seed starting area. I hope it inspires you to dig in the dirt 🙂

I’d like to paint the walls down there someday, but I’m a bit over painting for awhile and it’s not a priority. The vintage botany prints do a great job of cheering up the space in the meantime.

Obviously, I must be doing something right because I went to check on the newly-seeded trays three days after we planted them and saw this:

Yesterday, this same tray looked like this:

My cabbage and broccoli will be a little bit early, so I’ll have to transplant them into bigger containers to buy myself some time before the ground thaws. I didn’t expect them to grow so quickly! I guess it’s a good problem to have.

The onions are slowly making their appearance in the world as well:

Quick tip: Sprinkling cinnamon over your seed trays helps to amend dampening off. It really works! I had a couple of “fuzzy” cells and after sprinkling the whole tray with cinnamon the problem went away. As a bonus, my basement smells yummy. Of course, it’s always good practice  to water from the bottom and to remove the domes after the seeds start germinating.

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One Comment to “The Seed Starting Area – Part 2!”

  1. Your seed starting area looks lovely. I really like the prints on your wall. Also, thanks for sharing the cinnamon tip. I’m definitely going to give that a try when I start my own seeds in a week or two.

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