Rick joins Eric to catch up and talk seed starting! If you are listening on iTunes, please leave us a review, we appreciate it. Eric just weathered the snowstorm named something which Rick doesn't know about. Rick took a quick trip to Florida. Eric rebuilt his cold frame hoop house to start salad greens, but learned recently that while salad greens are considered cool weather crops, the seed prefers a warmer temp to germinate. Seed germination mats is talked about and one should not use a regular heating pad to try to warm your seed trays to speed germination. regular heating pads are too hot. When is the best time to start seeds and why Eric does not like to use a window sill to start seeds. Eric's how to build a grow light video is talked about, and how one should not mix up the color temperatures in each fixture of the simple grow light.
Building plastic greenhouses, how to use PVC pipe for greenhouses, and why you might consider UV stable plastic when making a hoop house or cold frame. Rick tells us some of his experiences in the plastic greenhouse he has his hydryponics system in, and how the raccoons have ruined a lot of his project.
Rick is going to try tomato grafting, he has ordered tomato root stock and is on the way , he will update us as he goes along.
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