Equipment and Supplies

We recommend the following equipment and supplies to start seeds indoors. This equipment will last you years to come and we encourage using recycled materials where possible. 


  • Metal or plastic rack, strong enough to hold your trays and lights
  • Florescent light rack & bulbs (cool and warm preferably or "daylight"
  • Timer

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Planting Materials:

  • Seed starting mix, preferably organic
  • Containers like reusable cell packs (use recycled container like yogurt or coffee cups; be sure to poke drainage holes)
  • Cut old plastic blinds into labels
  • Trays (reuse Styrofoam meat/fish trays to catch water)

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