Get Growing with a Seed Starter

| 3/6/2009 4:43:54 PM

Tonight I finally got around to bringing my newly designed and built seed starter down into the basement where I'll have it set up until I'm done getting starts going; probably until mid May at least. I'm going to just put up a bunch of pictures (since that's really the best way to explain it don't you think?) and explain myself as I go.

Seed starter ready for storage

The main requirement for this project, outside of the obvious functionality of the starter, was that I could disassemble and store it with relative ease in a minimum amount of space. Above is the framework of the starter minus the lights. The trays are roughly two feet wide by 4 feet long, and the long boards that make up the legs are just shy of six feet long. The leg boards are "L" shaped and nest inside each other.

Pieces ready for assembly

Here they are all laid out just before my wife and I assembled it. The process is simple, attach the bottom shelf loosely to all four legs and then move your way up. It's a two person job, but in a pinch a single person could do it.

Wingnut and carriage bolt

7/10/2009 5:18:09 PM

Paul, Ingenius idea you got there. What lighting schedule did you use? thanks. Pappy

Razor Family Farms
4/24/2009 9:41:51 PM

Paul -- VERY nifty!!! I like the design of your high tech seed starting shelves. I needed these when I lived in Washington and the lack of sunlight made seed-starting really difficult! Blessings, Lacy NEWS @ Razor Family Farms ( blog)

Paul Gardener
4/2/2009 4:56:36 PM

Beth~ Thanks, I appreciate it, we do try our best to grow as much as we can (while still letting our kids have a yard to play in). I hope the trellis works as well for you as it has for me. Feel free to drop me a line if you have questions about it. My email is listed at the bottom of most posts and my personal blog address where I talk about a lot of this type of thing almost daily is listed below. I'd love to see your trellis in full growth this summer if you think of it! I wish you the very best with your garden this year. Paul~ ----

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