This is my new Jump Start. What’s that you might ask? It is a grow light system that will enable me to grow seedlings from organic seed and then move the seedlings out into my garden. The Jump Start system combines an aluminum light stand with a 4-foot, single tube fluorescent fixture, adjustable to my seedling’s height, for an easy solution to grow my own plants.
The seeds will be planted in flats and covered with acrylic domes to keep in the moisture and heat. When the seeds sprout, the domes will be removed and the light will be kept on about 14 hours a day at about 2 inches above the new sprouts until they are ready to be moved outside. I’ll be growing tomatoes, cauliflower, eggplant, brussel sprouts and cabbage under the light. I’ve ordered the seeds and will start planting them in mid-March so that the plants will be able to be taken outside in mid-May when the danger of frost is over here in Connecticut. Talk about new beginnings…from seed to table. Let’s start “The Garden-2011”! What do you plant in your garden?