It's time to start the seed trays!

Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2006 04:32 pm
Not really, but my family surprised me with a grow light set-up for my birthday a couple weeks ago and today I started some herbs and greens to enjoy indoors. I don't know if they'll work, but what the heck, it was fun getting my hands dirty.

I also started a few flowering plants that are perfect for containers. I'll try to get them going far enough that I can put them in containers in a sunny south window for awhile and then start some more in March for use outdoors.

I'm afraid I lost most of my perennials in last summer's drought. It took me five years to get everything looking good and I can't possibly replace everything in one year. Having the grow lights will let me start lots of annuals to fill in outside while I see what survived and what didn't.
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Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2006 04:42 pm
Oh, what a nice present!

I tried growing things from seeds last year, amongst much "it ain't so easy, grasshopper" advice, the seed to seedling part went swimmingly, but I never got 'em to survive outside. Not sure why.
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Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2006 05:05 pm
It was probably something to do with the way they were hardened off (or weren't hardened off, as the case may be). It's a slow two week process if you don't have a cold frame.
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Reply Thu 2 Feb, 2006 07:38 am
I have baby arugula, mesculin greens, and spinach this morning. Hehe, I love pretending it's spring. Smile
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