Lettuce seedlings get their first taste of full-on springtime sunshine. Next stop, into the ground in the greenhouse. I wouldn't call this hardening off, some of these are being transplanted later today—tomorrow's cloudy forecast should give them all the post-transplant … [Read more...] about Seedlings in the sun
An endless sea of sweet pepper seedlings, out from under the fluorescent lamps, getting used to the sun. Well, not endless, a few hundred plants, mostly red, yellow and orange bell type. If all goes well, that should be...plenty! Posted from WordPress for Android … [Read more...] about Seas of seedlings
Toothpick timekeeping system. Two toothpicks means two days hardening off in the sun. Simple and, I suspect, sustainabls - a single box of toothpicks could probably be made to last a lifetime. For when you're not doing everything at once... … [Read more...] about Toothpick timekeeping!
Today, it's a warmish (57°F/14°C), overcast, gray day, with a light breeze. In the next week or so, the unheated greenhouse is to be relocated, set up, and outfitted to house hardier seedlings. All things considered, right now is a fine time to start this season's hardening … [Read more...] about Toughening up
Ferrying 60 trays of seedlings in and out of the seedling room continues. When you focus up close on a lush green tomato leaf, decked out in droplets after a gentle hand watering, everything seems peaceful and orderly on the tiny farm. This is not untrue, but it's also pretty … [Read more...] about Hardening off continues