Picture of Growing Plants in a Window Greenhouse
Bought these Jiffy Greenhouses at a big box home improvement store (which I work at). I figured since I was going to do it anyways I might as well take some pictures and throw together an Instructable.

also makes peat pellets along with a couple other off brand.  Jiffy and Ferry-Morse are the major brands that I have seen.  Here is one I found on amazon, its about a dollar cheaper (before shipping) than the one i purchased at the big box home improvement store.

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Step 1: Supplies

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You really don't need to much.

A window greenhouse
Seeds, we did vegetables
Pencil (Not Pictured)
water (Also Not Pictured)

Step 2: Step 1

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Pour in the water.  Depending on the size of the container you purchase the amount of water may vary. 
We added 3.5 cups of water.
Sit back and watch them expand.
Pour off the extra water.

Step 3: Step 2

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Step 2

OK now that they have all puffed up its time to pull back the netting. 
Flatten the top lightly with your finger.
Now that its pulled back use a pencil or a pen to poke three or so holes in the pellet.
Now gently place seeds in each of the holes and cover lightly.
Place the lid on top and keep it out of direct sunlight.

Step 4: Step 3

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Step 3

When the seeds sprout prop the lid open.
When the pellets get dry add a little more water in. 
I poured the water around the sides so the water was spread out even and didn't hit the top of the pellets.

Step 5: Step 4

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Step 4

When all the seeds have sprouted remove the lid and place in the window.
When true leaves appear cut back the weaker sprouts.
So far this is as far as I have gotten.  I will update as I plant in the ground.  I will continue with the instructions.

*** I have also been informed that the pellets may not be as biodegradable as they claim.  It was suggested that the netting be removed from pellets before planting.  I will let you know how it goes when I actually plant them.

bepartial5 years ago
This is a great explaination of this process. It makes the instructions on the package much more understandable. Well done. PS, you can never have too much basil in your garden.
gilleseg (author)  bepartial5 years ago
Thank you. I am glad you liked it. I also love basil. All of the plants are growing well. I am going to take pictures of the growing plants tomorrow. I am currently growing some Osage Orange trees from seeds as well as Stag Horn Sumac, which can be used as a house plant or grown outside as a shrub, the "fruit" it produces can be used to make a sort of lemonade. I will post pictures as an amendment to this instrucatable.