Posted by: ceara08 | April 16, 2009

Photo Update of Veg seedlings

Lots of photos! Let them load.  Everything was updated on Folia as well.  Check the link on the right side panel of this blog page and once there click on “Backyard Patch Garden.”

Germination is happening fast.  Lots of other seeds are putting out tap roots but no foliage to be seen yet.  Things are speeding up.  Still lots of snow outside, still cool temps.  Right now as of the typing of this post, it is -1 Celsius outside.  But when that sun moves around to the front of the house, the unheated sun porch reaches a little over 20 Celsius, and that’s where all the seed trays go.  When the sun goes down and it starts to get cool, everything is moved back into the house.  It’s what I call the “Spring Shuffle.”  Right now it only takes a few minutes but once we get the tomatoes and other veg transplanted into larger growing containers the porch will be full and it will probably take 15 minutes each for the morning and evening shuffle.

I have a shop light with brand new florescent bulbs but need to build something to hang it from so these seedlings can get max light.  There’s not enough daylight hours in the sun porch to meet the light needs of these plants.  But most of what you see here will be planted outside around mid May, or as soon as the snow melts.  Because these plants can take a bit of cold and usually bolt in hot weather.

Oh!  And I finally got some good advice on when to start my peas.  Those will be started probably May 1st indoors in the cardboard tubes.

Green Magic Spinach

Green Magic Spinach

Marigold

Marigold

Malva Perennial Flowers Mixed Colors

Malva Perennial Flowers Mixed Colors

Parel Cabbage

Parel Cabbage

Nigella and Blue Flax starting to emerge

Nigella and Blue Flax starting to emerge

Rainbow Mix Swiss Chard - Red stem

Rainbow Mix Swiss Chard - Red stem

Broccoli

Broccoli

Chinese Cabbage

Chinese Cabbage

Spinach second sowing

Spinach second sowing

Tom Thumb Lettuce germinating!

Tom Thumb Lettuce germinating!

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