I am trying to propagate many things from direct seeding, , being more succesful with some things than others, but having always a big problem: snails destroying whatever sprouts.
I got ducks to fight that problem and I hope that I might partially solve it. And I like the magic of throwing things around and see what goes on.
But there are certain things that I do want to have under total control, for them being special, or cause I want them in strategic places. Sometimes I got rare seeds that I just dont want to throw away. And well, I like to play around, like everybody here I guess.
So I wanted to kmow your greenhouse setups. I know I can buy whatever in Amazon and just start playing with seeds. In fact, I already did that. But I am wondering about better design ideas, best materials, best soil mix to get things started, tools, watering…
For example, with location inside the homestead, that is important. Here in the mediterranean now (June 20) the biggest problem is extreme heat. So I not only have to worry about things not sprouting in winter, also things not being cooked under the sun .
Maybe you have cool ideas, maybe there are other threads that I havent found yet, maybe some youtube video that is very inspiring, or … how did you create the best greenhouse, the “allgerminator monster”?
I got free sliding glass doors to build the front and used old carpet and padding for the north side for insulation during the winter but can be removed for summer. High hot summer sun is blocked by roof mid day during the summer.
I mix my worm compost with local sand to make starting mix. Drill 3 or 4 holes in the bottom of yogurt containers and set them in old pans with water around the bottom for starting plants.