So, it's that time of year again when a lot of people start wishing for warmer weather and imagine sinking their teeth into fresh fruits and vegetables.  And for the great gardener, not just any fruits or vegetables, rather ones that come from their own hard work! You have the option of buying plants already to be transplanted into your garden or you can start from scratch and plant your own seeds inside using a seed stand, which, is very useful to have when starting a garden in an area where frost may stay around until late April early May. Great, a head start on the grow season! For those of you wanting to start from scratch, you'll first have to build a seed stand.  Here is a very simple, yet extremely effective seed stand instructional to help your seeds get underway to producing delicious fruits and vegetables. 

   * approximate dimensions of finished seed stand [4.5 ft. x 2 ft. x 3 ft.]
   * the height of this seed stand is adjustable to raise and lower the light fixture
   * all materials can be found at your local hardware store 
   * where available have hardware store cut PVC piping in following lengths. Otherwise, measure out lengths and cut to appropriate length with hacksaw (10 ft length will suffice)
   * [LETTER] indicates each piece in directions
 [1][A] 55" piece of 1 1/4" PVC tubing
 [1][B] 48" Fluorescent twin-bulb shoplight fixture and correct size bulbs to fit
 [4][C] 10" pieces of 1 1/4" PVC tubing
 [2][D] 3" pieces of 1 1/4" PVC tubing
 [2][E] 6" pieces of 1 1/4" PVC tubing 
 [2][F] 24" pieces of 1" PVC tubing
 [2][H] 1 1/4" Tee PVC connectors
 [2][I] 1 1/4" 90-degree Elbow PVC connectors
 [4][J] 1 1/4" PVC end caps
 [2][K] 1/4" diameter x 3" lag bolts and nuts
 [2][L] 1/4" diameter x 4" eye hooks and nuts
 [2][M] 1" s-hooks
 Drill and 1/4" drill bit
 PVC cement
 Tape Measure

   The entire seed stand should cost no more than $50 

Step 1: Preparation

Gather all materials in a clean open space. 

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