Monday, February 8, 2010

Adventures in Seed Starting............

I've never started seeds before, so I decided to seize the day and start some pepper seeds this year. I bought myself a Jiffy instant greenhouse and some mixed pepper seeds for about 10 bucks from Wal-Trash.  I'm sure that I could've found a cheaper way to do this, but since I'm a beginner I wanted to give myself the best chance for success.

Here are the little peat pods
This is what they look like before you add the water

And this is how they look after the water is added and they are expanded.  Pretty slick trick eh?

Here are my witty bitty pepper seeds......

I put two seeds per peat pod and then lightly covered them with peat.

Then you put the handy dandy plastic cover over them, set them in a warm place out of direct sunlight, and wait for them to sprout.  I have mine in my bathroom on top of the dryer.  After the seeds sprout you are supposed to prop the top up, then when they've all sprouted you remove the top and put in a sunny place.  My plan is, after all my little peppers have sprouted, I'm going to move the little peat pods into the old fish aquarium and then put the hood on with a grow bulb.  Hopefully this will work out well.  I'll be posting updates as we go along. 
I have quite a few peat pods empty so I think I'm going to start some tomatoes as well. 

Till next time...........GOD BLESS FROM GOODWIFE FARM!


  1. Ohhhhh! I am so ready for spring! I got the same thing last year and it worked wonders.

    Have a great day!


  2. Thanks for commenting Sandy! I'm very very ready for spring as well. I've got goat kids due in about 3 weeks so that will signify spring to me! :)

  3. I will be interested to see how it turns out! It reminds me of elementary schoo when we grew a plant in a little dixie cup.

  4. Oooh~I love,love the Hoosier, and I am so proud of your new found sewing skills!
    Let me know how your seedlings turn know I know a grower that can help with any peat pot problems you may encounter :)

  5. Thanks! My tomatoes, that I started later have sprouted, but my peppers, which I planted first haven' I'm not sure what the scoop is!


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