Last weekend we sowed seeds for herbs, peppers, and even berries and have our fingers crossed that they'll come up in a few weeks and begin to grow with gusto! (See that tiny little bean sprout in the picture?!)
On a few of the seed packets, we were instructed to cover the pots with plastic wrap to create a miniature greenhouse that will give the seeds a very happy environment and hopefully give them the oomph they need to come up...
We buy the cheap stuff, since we're trying to rid the household of it
, so our "clingy" wrap didn't live up to its adjective. But we found that weighing it down with small rocks did the trick, and after just a couple of hours, small beads of water had formed and the tiny self-watering ecosystem was on its way.
We consulted the garden guru in our lives (that'd be Mom), and learned that this should create a moist enough environment for the seeds to germinate. However, if the beads of water stop forming, it's time to add a little water to the pot.
Once the seeds sprout, it's off with the plastic wrap. And then, we hope, on with the container garden.