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One of my lights has actual full spectrum lamps and the other has regular fluorescent lamps. I was worried last year that the regular lamp would not work as well, but that is not the case. I have researched this issue and the plants do in fact grow better with full spectrum, but the seedlings are not that particular. So I move the larger plants under my full spectrum lamps when they are ready.
I plan to start some tomatoes next weekend. I start them early to try to give them a head start on our summer growing season. The last couple summers here have been so cold and wet that the harvest has not been ideal, but by starting them early I at least do get somewhat of a harvest.
This is my planting station. This is one of the things that my Mom added to this house and I am so glad she did! There is running water, storage and the best part can be seen in the next photo.
There is a grill in the countertop over a dirt drawer! Makes potting up plants and setting seeds so easy, and less messy. (The cabinet was an original kitchen cabinet.)
I have gone through all my seeds and organized them into a one container separating them by plant family. I have logged everything into my new seed spreadsheet. I found this new spreadsheet on NW Edible Life, it is a free download and I love how you can track the age of your seeds and add notes about how the veggies turned out.
Then I attached one of my old wood boxes to the wall above the cabinet to hold the seed I save from my garden and my extra jars. Empty spice jars are perfect for saving seed.