I picked up a few new packs of seeds the other day. I didn't really need anything new, but I was at the garden center and I can easily be swayed to spend a few dollars for another variety of summer edibles. It's getting late in spring and I wanted to get the seeds in the garden in record time, so I grabed some take out containers to use as mini greenhouses. The only things I used were:
take out containers with sealable lids
vermiculite, sand, perlite (optional)
I started by placing the paper towel in the tray. I topped the paper with some small stones. I find that the paper towel and stones acts as a drainage system when I water the soil, keeping the roots from rotting.
I planted my seeds, covering them with a layer of vermiculite. You can also use perlite, sand or more potting soil, but I get good results from vermiculite.
After watering the soil gently, I placed the cover on tightly and placed the greenhouse in a sunny spot in my yard.
Be well and Happy Gardening!