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Starting Seeds Cheaply

I am going to start this by saying, "My husband is the best." He helps me with everything and he is always encouraging me to find new things that I love and enjoy.


Now granted he has not liked listening to my gardening plans repeatedly day after day, but he has been patient. So when I showed him that some of my seed choices would have to be started indoors, he was eager to help with the lighting situation (our kitchen is sunny but never sunny enough).

So his mother had some scrap 2x5's (I think) and we had a fluorescent light (cheaper but works just as good) and he made me the best seed germinator ever. I used simple seed starting trays. And it ended up costing nothing since we already had everything. Plus he painted it green so it looks better in the kitchen.

In the seed catalogs, something like this can get really expensive.

Jesikarena from Trinity, NC

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April 1, 20090 found this helpful

Yay for your husband (and you)! Looks like they turned out great. The green paint is a nice touch! Have fun growing those seeds . . .

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April 4, 20090 found this helpful

Came out really nice.
Did you make the light adjustable?

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April 5, 20090 found this helpful

He can very easily move the horizontal bar up or down the rack. So in a ways its adjustable : )
As you can see we have expanded!

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March 26, 20110 found this helpful

It would be really nice to have instructions for making this! Love it and the paint is so perfect! Kudos!

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April 30, 20130 found this helpful

Your Hubby is awesome. My 'honey-do' list is starting to look like a novel.

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