Starting Our Seeds, Part 2

Once we had the soil and seeds into the cups (and had cleaned up the dozen or so cups knocked over by Girl Wonder #2 in her attempts to plant seeds), it was time to water and move them inside.  We like using the plastic cups so we can better watch the moisture levels of the soil.  The cup on the left is fully watered while the cup on the right needs some watering.


As we water the cups with our Moo Poo Tea, we put them in these cardboard trays we’ve been saving from our trips to Costco.  These will also work well during harvest time for carrying our heavy, lush veggies into the house.







Once the cups are watered and in place, I wrap the sides and top with plastic wrap.  This creates a greenhouse-type effect to hold in needed moisture and heat to help the seeds get started.  This box is going on top of our fridge where it can be warmed from the bottom and get good, direct light from our kitchen lights.  We still have about 6-8 weeks before our last frost date, which is when these seedlings will get transplanted.



  1. Our seeds don’t always do well, either. I recently found out that soil temp is important in seed starting. (I don’t know how I missed making that connection but I did). This is the earliest I’ve started seeds. It’s also the first time I’ve started seeds in our new zone where it’s actually cold at night. We’ll see how this batch turns out. Thank you for stopping by, Deb!

  2. I purchased 8 packages of seeds from the $ tree, and this is the perfect way for us to get them started. We also did an experiment with a few lima beans a couple of weeks ago. We put them in a plastic bag with a damp paper towel and it was amazing how fast these started sprouting. Now when I cook a pot of beans I set a few aside to grow 🙂

    • It is a fun and easy way to get started. It’s easier for everybody. I wish you much success with your seeds this year. Thank you for stopping by!

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