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Sunday, January 11, 2015

How-to Build a Growing Rack for Seed Starting

Welcome back for the first major post to the blog this year!  I hope you've had a great start to 2015.

If you've been getting seed catalogs in the mail you might be excited to get some things started but we are a bit early yet for most things.  This project might help you satisfy the need to "do some gardening" this winter.  In this video I'll show you how to build a simple and affordable growing rack for early seed starting using a resin shelving unit and fluorescent lights. 

You can also build a rack with wood, or use a wire shelving unit if that's what you have available.  My project is also set up out of the way, but you may have a South facing window and get a nice decorative growing rack that you want to display.  You'll be able to use the lighting section if you want to boost your "daylight" hours. 

For more information on grow lights:

If you would like to request seed catalogs follow these links to Seed Savers Exchange, Raintree Nursery, Baker Creek or High Mowing Organic Seeds.  Contact me if you would like links to even more.

Also, if you want a plan for your growing adventures, and the plants you'll start on your new growing rack, this year call or email for an appointment and we can discuss your options and opportunities!

I hope you enjoyed the video and put these ideas to use.  We'll build on this topic in the weeks to come so stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. FYI - Menards has the 4' shoplights on sale for $9.99 after rebate until Jan 17th