Finishing Touches on the Indoor Garden

May 9, 2020 – 9pm

I was very pleased to make a few crucial investments to the basement seedling room. A small space heater seemed to do the trick for temperature, although I probably need a humidifier as well. With my LED grow lamps, one T12 flourescent lamp, and two new LED shop lights, I feel like I have a good variety in lights and can test to see what setup works best, and keep investing from there, if need be. My last investment in the indoor space was a smoke detector, because my main concern is the electrical wiring, space heater, and buckets of water (to try and increase humidity), plus a plastic wrapped wooden frame. It seems a little shoddy, perhaps dangerous and risky, but I am going to forge ahead with what I’ve got!

Once I felt comfortable with the temperature, I put a bunch of seeds into old egg crates:

Tray 1 – 6 varieties, 3 slots per variety (from top to bottom):

  • Tomatoes – San Marzano
  • Peppers – California Wonder
  • Tomatoes – Delicious
  • Peppers – Carnival
  • Tomatillo
  • Peppers – Poinsettia

Tray 2 – 6 varieties, 3 slots per variety (from top to bottom)

  • Basil
  • Garlic Chives
  • Rosemary
  • Parsley
  • Cilantro
  • Oregano

Tray 3 – 2 varieties, 6 slots per variety (left to right)

  • Spearmint
  • Peppermint

Tray 4 – 4 varieties (left to right)

  • Quinoa (6 slots)
  • Lentils (3 slots)
  • Black Beans (3 slots)
  • Pinto Beans (6 slots)

Tray 5 – 1 variety, 12 slots

  • Quinoa, previously sprouted

I just have to make sure to not move any of the trays and I’ll be able to track what is what!


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