My Seed Starting Setup

I’m about to start my first seeds for the spring! I have limited space and don’t want invest a lot in a set up that will be difficult to move when I leave California in a year and a half. So, here’s what I came up with:

I decided to use this tutorial to make pots out of newspaper. I used two different jars to make pots of two different sizes – small pots and large pots.

Here are the finished pots:

I made 15 small pots and 5 large pots.

I’m a little worried about the structural integrity of these pots, especially when they’re holding wet soil. I’ll be sure to report back on my results.

Here’s the seed starting soil I’m using:

It has peat moss in it, which isn’t great, but it was the only seed starting soil in the entire store.

As for light and heat, my room is the warmest room in the house, so I decided to set up a growing station on my dresser. I have a grow light (Thank you Nate!), which I hooked to my curtain rod. The light is plugged in to a timer, so it will automatically come on in the morning and turn off at night. I then had to bring the seed pots up to the level of the grow light, so I put my boards review books to good use!

The pots are sitting in a recycled lettuce bin to catch the water.

What do you think? I’m pretty pleased with my resourceful-ness.