I am constantly trying new ways to start seeds or get bigger plants for a season. Below is my basic seed starting setup. I use LED lights and flats of various cell (pot) size. I find that setting newly planted flats on the top provides a little bit of heat for the flats and helps increase germination. I do cover those flats with a clear cover to reduce drying out. I'll use overturned flats and/or milk crates to raise the flats up closer to the lights.

Larger Basil and Pepper plants are at the bottom

Certain large seeded plants I start right in larger pots as that gives them plenty of room to grow on without transplanting.

In the smaller 98 count flats, I do rows of seeds and use the labels to demarcate how much for each row.


I have been starting lettuce in the 98 flats and then once they fill out I transplant them to window boxes to grow on.

I've discovered that though the lettuce seedlings start out leggy and spindly, as they grow they fill in nicely.



It's hard to get  large vigorous pepper plants unless they are started very early. I'm trying this technique.

I expect that I'll be able to grow these plants in these small "cells" for a few more weeks. You can

see that one of the smaller peppers are the Habanero peppers, they are notoriously slow to grow.

Spilanthes is also called "Toothache plant", as it has a slight numbing property.

It is also interesting to note that Basil's first leaves have a distinct "D" shape to them.


These tomato plants were started February 20, 2020. Hopefully I'll be able to keep sizing them up.

If they get too root bound they won't grow as well when planted out.


Half the fun of growing things from seed is to try new things.

I've started some watermelons extra early to see how big I can get the vines before planting them out.

I'm also going to see how these Nasturtiums do in containers. These are some unusual colors that will be fun to try.




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We have plenty of room for social distancing, hand sanitizers at most tables and a sink and soap for washing hands.

We will were masks while interacting with customers, but do not wear masks while outside working/digging.

Most orders can be dug in about 10 minutes.


You can email us @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to pre order, we'll confirm and can have you plants all dug and ready to go

We accept all major credit cards, checks and of course cash.


 We welcome visitors as there is lots of room to walk around and explore and there are numerous benches, chairs and tables to sit and enjoy the gardens.

The usual protocol for ordering is to walk around the field and note what plants your are interested in. Come to the "Garden House" and give us your list.

We will look them up on our computer, determine if they are available and their price. Then once a decision has been made, label/tags are made for each plant and then the plants are dug, and packed in plastic bags.