Desperate times call for desperate measures, folks.
I lived in a rental house, when I was in my early 20's, that had a full basement.
I had a dining room table set up down there, with shop lights on chains over it, so I could raise them as the seedlings grew.
Unfortunately, in this house, there has never been an open space to do that, so I've always waited until it was okay to start seeds outside.
I always just set out grower's flats and do them that way, with old windows over the tops of them.
Which is fine, but I'm feeling antsy.
I wanted to start some things earlier this year.
So I dug the rack out of the cluster #$%& of a garage and hauled it into the bathroom.
I had been saving some plastic food containers with lids, and when those ran out, I switched to tray packs with six cells.
I ran to Fred's yesterday morning for some seed starting soil, and the operation was underway.
We'll see how it goes.
No heat mats, not fancy lights.
Just a rack, a window, and a squirt bottle.
I have a few cuttings in there, as well.
A couple that I had rooted in water, plus some that a friend brought me from California.
I added a few more after these pictures were taken, too.
I did direct sow some seeds in the driveway pots and in the old sink.
So far, I have cilantro, radishes, and snap peas up.
Still waiting on a couple others to show their heads.
Pretty fun, kids.