After months of planning and preparation for a great season, Kim got to actually touch dirt and start growing some food today, as she planted the first seeds — onions, leeks and chives. The seeding trays were placed in our DIY germination chamber. Thanks to a suggestion from a fellow farmer at last week’s organic farming conference, we put an old electric frying pan filled with water at the bottom of an enclosed home greenhouse system. The steam from the frying pan heats and humidifies the soil, cutting seed germination time by half in many cases. Hopefully we’ll see sprouts emerge in the next few days.
Thanks to Nancy Hubbard for the greenhouse shelving system and Tecla Reklau for the frying pan.