The grow racks are starting to fill up. First trays of eggplant and peppers, seeded yesterday, sit up top where it's warmest. The lights run 14-hours a day, on a timer, with an extra hour or so of early morning ambient sunlight from windows on three sides of the room. … [Read more...] about Grow racks in action
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The seedling workstation... This high and narrow table is where I put seeds in cellpaks. The triple sink, a leftover from the dairy days when this was the sterile milk collection room, work out well for seed-starting, with all of the soaking, rinsing and draining involved. … [Read more...] about Seed starting station
The new grow rack, lined up with its brothers, ready to go to work. The carpentry's real rough, but it's sturdy and tried-and-true functional. The addition of 3" casters has created an unexpected PLUS: when the racks are rolled together, the overall light from the fluorescents … [Read more...] about New rack ready to roll!
The materials for building a new grow rack just arrived. With this one, there'll be three in all. It's a bit a of milestone. I've used just two racks, built from ridiculously warped wood, to start literally thousands of seedlings over the last four years. Adding one more means a … [Read more...] about Raw materials
Checking in with the early lettuce. The seedlings are developing their first true leaves. Fluorescent lighting is inexpensive and does the trick, but it still bothers me how seedlings stretch and strain toward the available light, when what they really want is the Sun. … [Read more...] about Lettuce under the lights