It's Time! The earliest plantings in my schedule are seeding the cole crops indoors and direct seeding the first planting of peas.
Last year I wrote about my seed starting set up and my theories behind the different methods of starting and transplanting and the supplies that go with each. This morning I seeded my cauliflowers and I thought I would do a more detailed step by step of what I have found to work for me.
I place a vinyl tablecloth under everything to protect the workbench from water stains and the set-up is ready to go. When the seedlings are separated out they will take up an entire flat of pots. For the first couple of days I will monitor the moisture until I am sure the mix is soaked through. The humidity dome will keep the surface damp, but when the seeds send down roots there needs to be enough moisture throughout the cell. As soon as the first seeds begin to sprout I will turn off the heat mat and remove the dome.