Now, for part two of our indoor garden starting series! We’ve spent a rather obsessive amount of time thinking about and generally optimizing our growing systems, enabling us to raise hundreds upon hundreds of garden starts in a fairly compact indoor setting.
This post gets much more into the weeds of our seed raising process. We touch on the general equipment that we use and why we use it. More importantly, we detail the overall processes that we use. And the important exceptions to those processes.
One of the most important things we’ve learned is to streamline the overall transplanting process. We aim to minimize the number of transplanting steps as this is a very labor intensive process, especially with a large garden. This also has benefits of minimizing the types of equipment we use, which provides us huge benefits for winter equipment storage.
One of our main goals is to ensure our plants have enough soil to properly grow, all the way up to the point where we transplant into our garden. This “continual growth” helps the gardener to raise higher quality garden starts that are absolutely ready to hit the soil and start on producing a fantastic harvest.
If you want to know more about how we grow dozens upon dozens of different kinds of veggies and flowers with minimal “one off” situations, this post is for you!