Although we grow the majority of our plants in our greenhouses we start them indoor under grow lights. We do this because it adds over a month to our growing season and our plants start in a controlled environment.
We use the fish tank to water the plants and it gives them an added nitrogen boost. The first light is really a small sun for these little plants. It can pump up to 120,000 lumens but we are using a dimmer bulb until the seeds start to break the surface.
The clay and rock wool pots contain vegetables like cucumbers, melons, peppers, egg plant and squash. All of the slow growing plants which need an extended growing season. These will be moved into the greenhouse hydroponic systems as soon as the roots begin showing outside the grow pots.
Those started in potting soil are filled with lettuces, radishes, onions and flowers. These will need to be moved into rain gutters as soon as they sprout. Usually I would start these directly in the rain gutters but I’m doing some additional experimenting this year.