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It is the coolest feeling in the world when you know that you’ve assisted in the creation of something. Much like primitive man generating fire or women birthing children, there is a sense of personal triumph that resonates through your soul. If you ask any gardener, they feel the same way about growing plants from seed. There is an absolute thrill at the emergence of first sprouts. That sense of pride one feels from taking an inert object and turning it in to a living breathing organism. It makes me want to tell everyone, “Yeah! Damn right I made that s#@t work!”
If you’ve never tried growing anything from seed, you should. I would recommend trying herbs in your kitchen window sill. It’s super easy. Seriously, just follow the seed packet instructions and they’ll do the rest of the work for you. This trick is to know how to harvest them. But hey, we’ve got plenty of time surf the interweb before we need to worry about that!
The onions and tomatoes, well, that’s a little more complicated. You remember how I said I wasn’t going to try? Yeah, well that attitude lasted about a day lol. Next thing I knew, I was bringing home my clamp lights and timers from the bowels of my science classroom cupboards.
The following day, I decided the lights weren’t close enough to warm the soil, so I employed my dear friend Harry Potter to assist with the issue.
I’ve been using a spray bottle about once a day to keep the top layer moist as well as watering about every other day. I figured out why seedling mixes create surface tension: it helps slow the flow of the water as to not disturb the seeds…. OOOOOOH! I get it now!
So now we have our cute little bitty sprouts. I’m thinking more are on the way shortly. I can’t wait for the next steps!
Have you been planting indoors? What do you have growing?