It is that time of year for Growing Veggies From Seeds! Yippee! Even though it is 7 degrees outside and everything is covered in ice, we can get started on a beautiful garden, indoors, with very little materials, starting with the Seed Plug Tray.
Last year while visiting William’s Greenhouse, I discovered the Seed Plug Tray. As I was looking at the tomato plants in one of the greenhouses, I spied some ladies transplanting seed plugs from this type of tray. I was like, “where have you been all my seed starting life?”
You see these trays have tiny little openings about the size of a penny and about 2 inches deep. This allows seeds to sprout and grow deep vertical roots. Thus the name “Plugs”. After the seedling has outgrown the plug tray, it will be transplanted into a larger container to continue growing. For me, that will be Styrofoam cups.
If you are iced in like me, order Seed Starting Kit and Organic Seed Starter Premium Potting Mix and get started anyways.
I was able to start plenty of my heirloom tomato seeds that where saved last year on paper towels. I also started cucumber, squash, bell peppers and marigolds.
This tray also helps with the ability to place one seed per opening. I used some tweezers to pull the tiny seeds from the paper towels then pressed down with a pencil.
I was able to get more than enough seeds planted for my back yard garden in this one tray!
Here is it all planted, watered, covered and sitting in a sunny window. Ready to burst into life and bring us Spring Garden Goodness!
Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says
Hi Denise, thanks so much for sharing the seed plug tray! I have never seen one of those but may have to order one. I’m ready to start some seeds, too!
Denise @Chaotically Creative says
Great! My seeds are germinating really quickly in it. Good luck!