update to “seed starting Saturday”

Wow!  It’s amazing the difference a couple of weeks can make in the life of a small seed.  My table full of life continues to sprout and spread, germinate and grow.  I look forward to coming home each day and just basking in the glow bright green nature appearing before my eyes.

My goal for this afternoon is to transplant some of the bigger starts into jars of their own.  I will say that the Mason jars have worked rather nicely as long as I keep up with the moisture level–have to remember there is no drainage so am watering accordingly.  Other than the Savoy cabbage, everything has sprouted, so I’m thinking that Mason jars will be my planters of choice in the future.  They’re not wobbly like plastic trays, they don’t fall apart like egg crates, and they’re heavy enough (when organized in their boxes) to withstand Prissy’s leap to the table for her daily inspection.

As a former preschool teacher, I am loving that I can watch the roots grow through the glass.  It reminds me of my students’ sense of wonder when we used to grow bean seeds in Ziploc bags taped to a window.  While my teenager isn’t as amazed by this process anymore, I’ve caught her, on occasion, pausing and glancing over at the jars as we enter the house.

I thought I’d update you with a few photos.  If you missed the first post, you can read about it here.  I’m always glad to answer any questions or hear about your creative indoor gardening tips so please don’t hesitate to comment or share!

2 weeks out
2 weeks out
Lacinato kale
Lacinato kale
sugar snaps
sugar snaps
bush bean
bush bean
grocery store organic acorn squash
grocery store organic acorn squash
leeks
leeks
carrots
carrots
seeds saved from friend's red pepper
seeds saved from friend’s red pepper

 

3 thoughts on “update to “seed starting Saturday”

  1. I just had this same idea and came online in search of tips and tricks. After extensive time on Google, you are one of two people I can find that have done this. How are things going in your jars? How are you watering your seedlings? And do you think the jar is big enough to keep the seedlings in until they’re transplanted?

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