Indoor Sprouting

Placed Seeds 2

Originally uploaded by matthew_middleton_dot_ca

Last night, I decided it was time to get started. I don’t know what I’m going to do with these plants (assuming that any sprout), but I was really feeling the need to grow something.

The majority of blogs and articles I’ve seen about starting seeds indoors suggest a mix of peat moss, vermiculite, and compost. I decided to stick with just sterilized compost (Thanks Dad!). For this batch, I planted the following:

– Fin de Bagnol beans
– Carouby de Maussane sugar peas
– True Black cherry tomatoes
– Red Pear tomatoes
– Red cayenne peppers
– Bulgarian Carrot hot pepper

I’m using a Seed Starter from Lee Valley Tools, and an Ott Lite that I had from several years ago. It doesn’t really generate any heat, but the seedlings aren’t far from both the radiator, and the secondary heater we use in the apartment. I’m thinking a timer for the light would be good, as I don’t like the idea of leaving the light on ALL the time (the base gets a bit warmer than I like), but we’re not getting enough natural light to only turn it on in the evening, and turn it off in the morning before work – I’d like to have it on for a couple extra hours in the morning.

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