But me & Cinderella
We put it all together
We can drive it home
With one headlight
-- One Headlight, The Wallflowers
I've been wanting to start more seeds for a couple of weeks now, but the top row of my grow rack was full, and I only have one light, a shoplight, which is very strategically placed. My Park Seeds order came in on Friday, and with it came an idea, one that I should have thought of a long time ago. Seedlings need twelve to sixteen hours of light, not twenty-four. I would like to say that I had an "a-ha" moment, but it was more like "oh, duh." I can rotate two rows. I can give each row twelve hours of sunlight simply by rotating one set to the light and one away every twelve hours!
With that in mind, I started making my toilet paper roll seed starting pots last night. This morning I woke up, moved my seedlings to the kitchen table (near two big windows), filled the pots, opened my
Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella,' which has been described as a hassle free, native perennial that attracts butterflies and smells like vanilla -- who can resist that? Another bonus is the fact that the seeds are big, making them super easy to see. (When I started my Irish moss seeds of few weeks ago, I wasn't even sure they made it into their little tp pots.) Now my little Cinderellas are warming under the shop light!