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Make a Miniature Greenhouse for Ostara

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Make a Miniature Greenhouse for Ostara
Make a Miniature Greenhouse for Ostara

Start your seedlings at Ostara, and they'll be ready to plant at Beltane!

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At Ostara, it's still too cold to plant your seeds outside, but you can certainly get your seedlings started indoors. It may seem early, but now is the time to start thinking about what you want to grow in the summer months. Give your plants a head start, and get them sprouting in advance -- that way, they'll be ready to go into the ground by the time warmer weather arrives. You can make an indoor greenhouse, put it in a sunny spot, and watch your garden begin!

You'll need:

  • A disposable baking pan with clear plastic lid
  • Small peat pots
  • Potting soil
  • Seeds

Start by preparing the baking pan. You can get these in the baking aisle at the grocery store, and they're usually available in black or foil. The aluminum foil ones tend to reflect light a bit better, so use these if at all possible. If you have to use a black one, line it with a sheet of aluminum foil first.

Prepare the pan by poking holes for drainage in the bottom. They shouldn't be too big -- you don't want the water to pour out -- but don't make them too small. Start with just a few, and if you have to go back and add more later, you can do so easily.

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