Gardening 2017: Starting Seeds Indoors

  • By: Mommy & Love
  • Date: November 16, 2021
  • Time to read: 2 min.

We started our seeds early again!
I literally mean all of my seeds… everything from hot peppers and tomatoes to chamomile, anise, wildflowers, corn and pumpkins… I already have 6″ tall pie pumpkin sprouts that will be ready by July. (Who the heck of wants pumpkins in July? Sometimes, I get too ambitious.)
Anyways, I don’t care. It’s so nice to see my kitchen greenhouse filled with plants.
The kids had fun playing with dirt in the house too. Amelia helped fill all of our trays while Oliver planted seeds. Amelia actually planted some trays of wildflower and marigolds too. I’d like to fill my deck with plants this year to make it all colorful, happy & welcoming. 🙂

Starting Seeds

Watch them Grow!

I just love starting seeds and watching them rise up from the soil. It’s such a neat thing to witness! These seedlings are around a week old.

Soil Meter

I was sent a 3-in-1 soil meter to measure soil moisture, pH, and light exposure. I’m not fully educated on where the pH needs to be in order for each individual plant to grow in the best conditions, but this is a neat tool for experimentation. It’s good for the kids to get a home-based science lesson! (I hated science labs in school, but find myself doing random projects like this at home… I’m trying to review a water pH tester too just for fun.)
You simply switch it to the setting you’d like to measure, place it deep down into the soil, wait 10 minutes and check for an accurate reading.
I mainly keep mine stored in my peace lily plant on the soil moisture setting. I also move it to my avocado tree occasionally.

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