So, like I mentioned before. The mold got me. It sucked. Eleven days after I had planted my initial seeds in my seed starting tray I decided I needed a do-over. I was now behind the seed starting dates for a lot of stuff by about 1 ½ weeks. How can I fix this? A HEAT MAT!? I don’t know but I’m gonna try!
While I was at the gardening store figuring out how to stop the mold I was coerced into buying all new seed starting materials…..A LOT of it. Let me tell you, that guy was a good salesman and I was eating it up. Anything for my organic garden. He’d recommend, I’d say yes.
– 4 seed starting trays with holes
– 4 seed starting trays without holes
– 3 green house domes with vents (to hopefully provide more air circulation this time around
– The upgraded heat mat
– About 150 soil pellets (the guy tried to upsell me into something for hi-tech but I like these for starting things with weak root systems)
– 2 trays of Starter plugs that are apparently made from spun rock and go directly into the ground when you plant
– Organic fertilizer
With all my new supplies in hand, I decided to replant all of my seeds that got moldy in the spun rock planters…. Here’s how you do that…
::Pic of Starter plugs::
Easy enough huh? Done and done. The tray of seed starter plugs goes on top of the heat mat.
I’ve never used a heat mat before so I’m not sure how much it will speed up germination but I’ll post an update once things start to sprout.