MEDICINAL SEED STARTING 2018

Ahh, Spring is in the air–well.it was until today’s storm covered all the beds with that white fluffy fertilizer again!                                                                                                     Waiting for back ordered organic medicinal seeds is frustrating so today I filled all my seed trays with organic Living Acres Light Mix, a compost based medium that has worked well for me for seed starting . My lights, timers,heat mats are ready to go on my metal 6 shelf rack 4’long x 18″deep x 6′ high with 2 4’long dbl flourescent lights hanging over each shelf! I added water to all the trays and I was so happy to actually play with dirt that I planted the few leftover seeds from last year: Ashwagandha, Althea, Anise hyssop, Codonopsis,Echinacea,Hyssop,Hypericum,Lavender,Nepata,Verbena and a few more.The flats are covered with a clear plastic dome and the lights will stay on for 14-16 hours per day and the trays are sprayed with a water mist each morning. Once the seedlings emerge, the covers will come off and the lights will be raised as the plants grow.Growing you own plants is definitely a labor of love and time commitment,but       “Oh, such lovely unadulterated medicine springs from these tiny seeds!! ”                                                Now I await the Postman!

 

 

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