I added a second grow light a few weeks ago, and my plants took off! I usually have problems with germination, and whatever germinates is leggy and fragile. Not so much now. I'll have to start planting as soon as it's past last frost because they're getting big! Having two lights allows me to have … Continue reading The Garden in My Closet Update
At this point, the only pot that doesn't have baby plants in it is the asparagus. So! Photos: The two tan pots have lettuce in them - I'm going to try growing it inside this year so it doesn't bolt so easily. The leggy one is brussels sprouts, and I'm not sure what I can … Continue reading Seedlings! An Update
I've only had my seedlings in their pots for a few days, but I've already got some enthusiastic sprouting! The lettuce and the stevia creeping over the lettuce pots. Bok Choy, Brussel sprouts, and kohlrabi have all taken off. More kohlrabi, some tomato sprouts. You might not be able to see them well, but take … Continue reading I See with My Little Eye Something… Green!
It's THAT time of year again! I ordered a planting guide to give me a better idea of what needs to be planted when. I found this one on Amazon. We're in planting area 4, so I just flipped to this month and read what I should be starting indoors at this time and what … Continue reading Starting Plants!
It's THAT time of year. The time seed catalogs come out. The time when you spend WAY TOO MUCH MONEY on seeds. I ordered entirely from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds this year. And the seeds have arrived!!! I decided to try focusing on new plants, ones I hadn't tried planting before. I've done mostly the … Continue reading The Seeds Have Arrived~!
I know it's a little early yet, but I took some time to clean up my seed starting space. I have an LED grow light (thank you to my mother-in-law!) that I have set up in my closet. It's pretty much the only space that I can keep warm enough and undisturbed so plants grow. … Continue reading Setting Up for Planting!
Beautiful weather to work outside, and I planted everything that was big enough. No photos - I'll take those after I see what survives the transition. Nothing interesting to say.
It was warm out, day and night, and it was nearly the final frost date for this area. I checked the weather, and they expected the next two weeks to be balmy and nice. So I planted my tomatoes and basil outside. They didn't even stay out there three days. My mom called to warn … Continue reading I Swear I Checked the Weather
It's still a little cold outside, but I decided to start some green onions inside. I use the standard onion starts and just grow them tall enough to be a green onion. Then I cut them, toss the remaining start into my outside garden to grow or not, and I have fresh onions for cooking! … Continue reading Green Onions, Meet My Belly!
My closet garden (not to be confused with a Lady Garden) has sprouted plants in nearly every glow-in-the-dark pot now! Here's an overview: So exciting! They're so frail, these little seedlings, but I'm really excited they're growing at all! EVEN THE ROSEMARY SPROUTED. I can NEVER get Rosemary to grow, but here it is: I'm … Continue reading Green Growing Things!