Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring is near

Seedling time again. This year I am doing parsley, sweet peas, carrots and radishes. The last three you are supposed to just sow outside because they don't transplant well, but I am going to give it a go and feel very optimistic about the outcome. We shall see. I took the advice of my friend Jennifer and used 2 year old seed packet of parsley, which have been kept in a dry, dark place. Didn't work. So I will go out get some new ones and start anew.

Not sure if my seedling exchange buddies will be interested in any of these plants, but I will offer them up nevertheless. Usually we all go and pick out seeds together, but this year snow storms, wedding planning and babies got in the way. It will be a fun surprise to see what everyone has grown come May when we exchange.

Nothing pretty about this, but it does the job. Steve hard wired our old bathroom vanity light as a seedling grow light. He affixed a board to the back, screwed in hooks reused a chain from an old light to hang it from our foosball table in the basement. We put the old door there to make sure the carpet doesn't get wet/dirty. The seedlings are growing like crazy and it has only been a 2 weeks since I planted them! I think it's going to be a good growing year.

4 comments:

laehmc said...

love the way you rigded the light and the plants look like they like it also! hoping for great growing season.

Kelsey said...

Yay, seedlings! The tomatoes are also looking good. I can't wait until the exchange! I am using fish tank lights rigged up on a shelf with random pieces of chain and some paper clips.

newhomeeconomics said...

Oh darn, I'm sorry it didn't work. I'm using some extra 1YO seeds this year and *most* but not all of them sprouted.

Love your light system.

Grace said...

Best use of a foosball table.