On Your Mark...
Photograph © Kerry Michaels
I came home this weekend after 10 days on the road and went seed crazy. I would have liked to have started at the beginning of the month, but knew it was impractical. So today I started 6 kinds of tomatoes, tomatillos, several kinds of lettuce, 2 varieties of morning glories, 3 kinds of nasturtium and 2 varieties of eggplant. This week I will do more.
I'm trying out a new self-watering seed starting system from Gardeners Supply Company. They are velcro pots which use a similar set up as their APS Seed Starting System which is my all time favorite way to start seeds. So far I like the velcro pots and love the cheery red color. They are supposed to make transplanting easier.
I also used their Eco-co Coir Seed Starting Mix, which I really liked (I'll let you know how the seeds like it). It comes in a brick and you just add water and it expands. Usually I use a peat based medium, but I am finding it harder and harder to justify using peat because of the environmental issues that result from the mining and depletion peat bogs.