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Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11945 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting Rette Mich:" I think we are going to give that a try!"


News paper can work good for the seedlings, but you will have to transplant them eventually to a more stable container. Yogurt containers work good too.

Momof2bratz 2 kids; Camarillo, California 3501 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting Clk:" We live in an apartment so space is limited; however, I do container gardening on our patio area. I use ... [snip!] ... What soil does everyone use? I've been using Espoma seed starter organic soil this year for the seedlings working good so far."


-cutting this down, i type too much-

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11945 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting Constant Exhaustion:" Heya - Welcome :) I actually prefer container gardening over in ground (i have lots in ground right ... [snip!] ... miracle grow).. about 3 different kinds of soil I've tried. I'm kind of shopping around and trying to find the perfect one. "

Hi back. I get pests on potatoes even in containers. I was thinking this year of buying lady bug or preying mantis eggs and letting them eat the harmful bugs. I get soil from amazon most of the time, I have prime so free shipping.

ChristinaLynne Due October 7 (boy); 2 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 29401 posts
18th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:</b>" Mine are grown inside under a lamp lol. They do extremely well! "</blockquote>




A heat lamp?
I want to do it just wasn't sure how to start and which plants I needed to start

Momof2bratz 2 kids; Camarillo, California 3501 posts
18th Apr '13

Herbs are good for those lamps. Probably any seed that likes a lot of light.

Momof2bratz 2 kids; Camarillo, California 3501 posts
18th Apr '13

Pictures are most welcome! I love seeing everyone's progress.

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting ChristinaLynne:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:</b>" Mine are grown inside under a lamp ... [snip!] ... well! "</blockquote> A heat lamp? I want to do it just wasn't sure how to start and which plants I needed to start"


Nope. Just a regular lamp lol.



The picture I posted were of them sitting on my desk under my task light at work lol

Momof2bratz 2 kids; Camarillo, California 3501 posts
18th Apr '13

Tip/Hints: Growing store bought veggies! : Leeks, lettuce, green onion, and celery grow in soil from store bought. It's quite nice that way you don't have to wait too long coming from seed.



So far the fastest and easiest to grow are green onions.



Have you tried planting from store bought?

ChristinaLynne Due October 7 (boy); 2 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 29401 posts
18th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:</b>" Nope. Just a regular lamp lol. The picture I posted were of them sitting on my desk under my task light at work lol"</blockquote>



I could so do that! :). Anything else special to know? How long do you leave the light on?

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting ChristinaLynne:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:</b>" Nope. Just a regular lamp lol. The ... [snip!] ... at work lol"</blockquote> I could so do that! :). Anything else special to know? How long do you leave the light on?"


At first, until the plants are about 2 inches high I leave the light on 24/7. Then I mimic sunlight, so I leave it on for about 10 hours a day. Make sure you prop them up as CLOSE to the light as possible. At first you will want the dirt about 2 inches under the light. The closer they are to the light the slower they grow to reach the light, which means they have thicker stalks, which is good =) Then as they grow move them down and down

ChristinaLynne Due October 7 (boy); 2 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 29401 posts
18th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:</b>" At first, until the plants are about 2 inches high I leave the light on 24/7. Then I mimic sunlight, ... [snip!] ... they grow to reach the light, which means they have thicker stalks, which is good =) Then as they grow move them down and down"</blockquote>




Awesome! Thanks. What do you grow them in? Organic starter and what else? What kind of containers do you recommend?

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting ChristinaLynne:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:</b>" At first, until the plants are about ... [snip!] ... Awesome! Thanks. What do you grow them in? Organic starter and what else? What kind of containers do you recommend?"


Something like this has everything you need! Makes it super easy.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/202985170?productId=202985170&storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&ci_sku=202985170&cm_mmc=shopping%2d%5f%2dgoogleads%2d%5f%2dpla%2d%5f%2d202985170&ci_gpa=pla#.UXCGB78ntUQ




Plant 3 seeds in each. After 3 weeks pluck the 2 weakest and keep the strongest.

ChristinaLynne Due October 7 (boy); 2 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 29401 posts
18th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:</b>" Something like this has everything you need! Makes it super easy. http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/2029 ... [snip!] ... Plant 3 seeds in each. After 3 weeks pluck the 2 weakest and keep the strongest."</blockquote>




Thanks! Gonna pick up stuff this weekend. My 5 year old will be so excited.

Rette Mich 1 child; Texas 27603 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting Clk:" News paper can work good for the seedlings, but you will have to transplant them eventually to a more stable container. Yogurt containers work good too."


The article I read said to leave them in it when you plant and they will just absorb into the groud.

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
19th Apr '13
Quoting Rette Mich:" The article I read said to leave them in it when you plant and they will just absorb into the groud."


Thats what I do.