Sunday, January 13, 2008

My Seed Starting Set-up So Far For My Gardens

Shop lights and heating pads. One professional gardening heating pad and I'm also going to try a waterbed heating pad. It has a temp. control and everything. So I'm hopeful it will work. We'll see! This will have lots of seed trays in it at the end of the month. Yeah! Oh, and fans to keep them from going leggy.


Lanna said...

Oooh, neato! I'm so entirely jealous that you get to start soon. :P

Pichinde said...

Nice! I need to get mine set up before the baby gets here.


Anonymous said...

I'm with Lanna, I am sooo jealous of your earlier start! I am anxious ot find out how the waterbed heater works for you. I am always in search of less $$/ recycelable (sp? that looks wrong) methods of gardening.

BTW, I hope you don't mind I blogrolled you :)

Cathy said...

Yes, I'm hoping the water bed heater works too.

Sure, you can blogstalk me if you like. ;-)

Anonymous said...


Tell more about the fans.

Also where do you get waterbed heaters?

I'm so excited to find your blog. I'm going to add you to my blog roll.

I am starting seeds for the first time ever. I did a bunch of research and found a set-up almost exactly like yours. I mean, I hadn't seen yours before.

Then -- just now -- I was googling around trying to learn more about the connection between Monsanto and Seminis and trying to figure out which seeds are safe -- and I found your blog with exactly the set-up I was planning on doing. Steel shelving, shop lights, etc.

Where did you learn how to put the plastic on and all that?

Cathy said...

The water bed heater was something that my hubby found in my FIL's storage shed. I was just hoping it would do the job. You just need little oscillating fans. It keeps your seedlings from going leggy and weak.
When using the plastic just drape it over the trays loosely. It just helps keep the heat in a little. I learned to do that from tomatoville and the instructions given from Gary Ibsen from TomatoFest where I bought some seeds.

Cathy said...

The plastic is just for the first couple days until they germinate.