Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Seed trays and propagators seem to peer their lonely heads out of their storage spaces during the colder months when we prepare for winter vegetables and move and plant what we can indoors. For those that can continue gardening outside are fortunate enough to be able to directly plant their seeds of lettuce, spinach and herbs into the earth and have them grow outdoors. For those that do not live in the milder regions, indoor or covered gardening my be a viable option. Green houses, cold frames and cloches may become your best friends during those long, bitter cold months.
Seed trays provide a portable and convenient way of moving your seedlings around to achieve the right growing conditions. It's easy to move them from indoors to outdoors or from a dark area to a lighted area, such as window, to maximize their growth. Propagators are a fantastic way to controlling the temperature and preventing insects and pests away from the fragile seedlings. They can keep your seedlings moist and most have a watering system to prevent over-watering.
With the rise of indoor growing, whether it's through grow lights or growing from your window, more people are using seed starter kits to start their gardens. Because it's convenient and easy to grow indoors, you can literally grow 365 days a year and start and stop whenever you like. You don't need to worry so much about planting your seeds on time to maximize your harvest. With something like led grow lights you can literally grow herbs and leafy vegetables whenever you please and not only will they continually grow, but they may grow better than outdoors.
Seed starting kits are a very economical and simple way of starting your garden whether it's small or big. Seeds will always be more affordable than buying plants from Home Depot or your nursery. It doesn't take much to grow seedlings. The hardest thing will be waiting for those seeds to sprout.