|Am I supposed to drink that?|
Despite my problem with plastic, we used red plastic cups for our seed starting. Last year, we used primarily recycled plastic containers from food but because we are buying so much less in plastic we didn't have anywhere near enough this year. The red cups make me shudder, but they are inexpensive and effective. I'd love to use to peat pots but they were out of our price range. I know there are options with newspaper, but I have heard generally negative reviews from people using those. Eggshells and egg cartons didn't give us enough room for growth before transplanting. I plan on rinsing and reusing these cups for at least a second year to cut down on waste, and luckily we use them for such a short period of time that I'm not going to focus on all the chemicals in them!
Once all the seeds were planted, we set them all up on our shelf with grow lights in our guest room upstairs. We need to buy two more light fixtures to add to the bottom two shelves.
And then we watered, which I think might have been my little guy's favorite part. The smaller little guy was napping by this point.
Of course, there are still more to start. We ran out of seed starting mixture, so we need to get some more to plan our green beans in cups. We also have to start all of our herbs in their pots.