Adventures in Broccoli
I haven’t posted lately about my gardening progress, but don’t let that throw you off. I’ve been working hard-inside!
Several weeks ago I started my broccoli, cabbage, parsley, and dill. I found some great Jiffy pots (size 3), and filled them with potting soil. I planted the seeds, watered well, and placed them in a tupperware container, with the lid on. The space I had available is in my basement, but it’s cold down there. So I left this lamp on to keep the temperature warm enough. It worked like a charm!
Once the seeds germinated, I took off the lid and placed them under the shop lights, which is on a timer. The Jiffy pots made it easy to see when they needed water.
Here is how it looks today. I took them outside while I worked in my garden so they can start hardening off. By the way, the bendy straw is what I used to label each plant.
WOW! I’m definately going to use your idea for brocoli – how exciting! ALso – thanks for the bendy straw idea – I’m going to mention that on my blog – what a great idea!!!!
Those seedlings look great! I discovered today that the “soil” (Mel’s Mix) in my beds is workable. It was still frozen the other day. I’m going to go out this week and stir it all up and then mix up some more to top up the beds. I’m just waiting on my seeds to arrive and then I’ll buy some peat pellets and start sprouting.