Since I don’t really know what I’m doing yet, I read the seed packets that I had and decided to start with these:
Lettuce - salad bowl blend
Lettuce - gourmet baby greens
Butterhead lettuce - Buttercrunch
Spinach - Bloomsdale
Broccoli - Di Cicco
Carrot - Danvers
Shelling Peas - Progress
Snap Peas - sugar snaps
I had bought some growing discs from a garden center (in Florida, before we moved) which should make it easier for the starting novice like me. I hydrated them with water in the tray and they expanded (a bit like those magic towels). They even have a convenient hole in the middle to put the seeds. Some of the seeds were really tiny, so I couldn't help but put several in each hole. After that you just have to put the tray in the sunshine and make sure they are kept damp.
It will take about six weeks before they are big enough to plant in the hydroponic pots (then another six weeks before they are ready to eat). But I’m happy with the progress so far.
|Seed packets that I chose|
|50 discs in the tray|
|Hydrated discs ( I discovered I had them upside down)|
|Tiny sprouts after 4 days|