Urban Basics

Getting back to basics in an urban setting

Its time to start my veggie seeds to germinating.

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We went out and bought 3 long grow lights to set them up on a shelf system. I have three levels of growing space this way and its contained in one small space. Starting seeds is easy. Its important to factor in temp and humidity. I set my lights up in my bathroom. It usually stays pretty warm and humid in their so I figure this is a great place to start my seeds. I ordered a bunch of heirloom tomato seeds as well as organic or heirloom bell pepper, jalapeno, basil, dill, chamomile, rosemary, mint, lemon balm, and echinacea. I got my seeds planted in pots and labeled. Now I just have to wait for the first little sprouts to appear.

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Author: stephdt3

My 3 children and I live on 14 acres in Savannah Ga. I have worked hard at turning the property into a thriving, self sufficient homestead. It has been a learning experience and a lot of hard work but its so worth it. I don't understand how our country became so consumer driven. We have lost so much of our production way of life. It is my goal to get back to basics any way that I can. My three children used be so hooked on TV, video games, computers, iphones and ipads. And while they still like those things, they now spend just as much time outside as they do inside. I hope by learning to raise chickens and rabbits, growing gardens, raising goats and riding horses and spending more time outdoors in general, my children will learn to love and appreciate a simpler way of life. I knew nothing about homesteading when I started this journey but I have learned so much and love every minute of it.

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