Last week I direct sowed carrots and mesclun lettuce into containers on my balcony garden. I’m not seeing anything coming up on them yet.
This week, I’m experimenting with starting seeds indoors and outdoors to see which light works better. I don’t have any self-watering containers to direct sow into, but I have seeds. So why not get some started?
For this test, I’m starting a leaf lettuce blend, basil and also some of the flower seeds that I’m going to grow – sunflower and calendula.
I made seed starter pots using toilet paper rolls. For each of the seeds, two were planted indoors by a window and the other two were planted on the balcony.
An old pie tin is being used to hold the pots indoors and the cover is serving as the greenhouse. For the outdoor seeds, a long strawberry box is being used to hold the toilet paper rolls and a cut-up ziploc bag as the greenhouse.
My apartment is east facing and gets about 4-6 hours of direct morning sunlight. It’s been in the 60-70s during the day and in the 50s at night.
Which do you think is going to work better the indoor or outdoor sets?