We then cut some hoola hoops that I bought at Dollar Tree in half, and slid them inside the pvc "posts". If you space the posts about 2 feet wide, the hoop section will stay inside them perfectly.
We then draped the plastic we were able to salvage, over the top and used rain jugs to weigh it down. We have no wind break so by being low, and having the additional weight, it has helped keep the plastic on. Just remember that the seedlings will dry out fast in this set up, especially on a sunny day, so you should water at least twice per day.
We currently have 5 types of tomatoes, 2 types of cucumbers, 3 types of lettuce, spinach, mustard greens, and some corn sprouting. Next up to get started is green beans, okra, and sunflowers. I am nearly out of seeds that I saved, so I will be buying more this week.
Seed starting can be done almost anywhere with this particular design, and it's inexpensive. We plan to make one more low tunnel. We plan to move the hoop sections to the garden and add deer netting in place of the plastic, to protect our strawberry crop this year from the birds. You could also do the same configuration, and add shade cloth to protect lettuce and other tender plants from the heat of the sun.
What does your seed starting look like? Do you have a greenhouse, grow lights on an indoor setup in your home? Share! We would love to see your ideas!