Hanging the lightbox is again this year part of the spring time set-up in the seedling room, when gear comes out of storage for seasonal use. In late winter, the fluorescent lights are put on the light racks, and removed after seedling production is over, usually in June, so the … [Read more...] about Making space and saving space
It's "just" an ordinary C$15 AC timer, but a sophisticated automated lighting control system to me! It's Heavy Duty for the three months of indoor seedling production in late winter-early spring. After that, this little unit is out of the picture as the transplant action moves to … [Read more...] about Advanced lighting automation
Around 10 days since they first appeared, a little over two weeks from when they were seeded, and the eggplant are doing fine. A few of them already sport the tiniest first true leaf. I imagine they're as hungry for light as any of the veggies, but eggplant are a little more … [Read more...] about Eggplant check
Parsley, seeded 11 days ago, began popping up over the last couple of days, so that's the second crop of the season, underway. Four varieties this year, two each of flat-leaf (Plain Dark Green Italian, Hilmar) and curly (Forest Green, Green Pearl). They're 18 cells per variety, … [Read more...] about Parsley pops up
It took a day to sort things out after the move on Sunday, and now the onion seedlings are back in the light racks in the new seedling room, soaking up the cool white fluorescent light. Three trays in all of onions, along with a still-to-germinate tray of parsley, made the little … [Read more...] about Grow lights on again!