The first seedlings are in the ground, so it’s time to plant once again using the Burpee Ultimate Growing System. This time around I’ve got lots of annual seeds that I purchased, so we’ll see how they do sprouting in 7-10 days and once they’re in the soil as well.
I never got to explain how wonderful this little system is the first time around, since I was eager to plant and didn’t want to mess up my camera with dirt, but I documented the process a bit better today. The system is set up with a water tray, a stand for the plants, a watering mat to absorb and deliver water to the roots, seedling cases, and a plastic dome lid for germinating.
To start everything up, you simply set everything up as you see in the first photo. Then, you add the instant dirt, known as a “super soil cube.” They’re little dirt pellets that simply expand to fill the container when you add hot water, but it makes the whole process really quick and easy!
Once the pellets have expanded, you just need to dig a little hole and plant your seeds. I grabbed one of my fondue forks, since it has a bit more grip to push into the soil than a straw or pencil. Then all you do is drop the seed in at the appropriate depth, cover it up, add water to the base, and cover them up to germinate!
I just love having so many new plants in the windowsill… it makes everyday a fun discovery to see what’s there!