Hooray—it’s Memorial Day weekend! The glorious weather is beckoning, so take full advantage of it. Now’s the perfect time to gather up your seed packets and get going—er—growing in your garden. If you have a hard time handling teeny tiny seeds, then try this nifty solution: Rinse out an empty spice jar and put it to good use as a handy helper. With those perforated tops, spice jars make perfect dispensers for lettuce seeds, carrot seeds, and other itty-bitty seeds that can drive you nuts when you try to sow them by hand. Spice jars are also just the right size for storing leftover seeds. Simply combine 1 part seed to 1 part powdered milk, put the mix in the jar, screw the lid on tight, and store it in the refrigerator (not the freezer) until the next planting time rolls around.
I just started my very first seeds (cukes) using your recommended dish soap/ammonia/whiskey formula. This is the first day I've alternated the light source between southern exposure and a grow light. Your formula works exactly as advertised..I couldn't be more excited about the prospect that I could actually grow my own veggies from seed. Anyway, I have many seed left over to be stored so I appreciate another good tip! P.S. I'm holding my breath on the lettuce seed — no visible results yet.
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