2008 Garden, Fourth Week of February
Everything is growing! I am very excited.
The other fun news is that I bought lights to help my new seedlings grow:
- 2 shop lights ($8 each) = $16
- 1 pack (2 bulbs) cool florescent bulbs = $8
- 1 pack (2 bulbs) warm florescent bulbs = $8
- TOTAL = $32
Here is my setup:
So, the top shelf has my jalepeno peppers on the left, and my broccoli and cauliflower on the right (with a few onions). The little tupperware is vermiculite with cabbage seeds sprouting. The bottom shelf is onions in the peat pellets. Just yesterday I transplanted almost everything into sour cream-type containers. I’ll post more photos as they grow.
My peppers seem tom be doing really well–I think they like the lights. During the day I worry that the light isn’t spread out enough, but as you can see in this photo taken at night, it really covers the whole shelf, even though the light itself is narrow. I do have a few fruit flies, and I’m trying to kill those so they don’t infest everything.
I’m not sure the context of this question–I’m wondering if you have little flies or gnats flying around your seedlings that you’ve started indoors? If so, these are not fruit flies, but fungus gnats. The flies are harmless, but their larvae will kill your plants.
I would go to your local nursery or ag supply (ie: IFA here in Utah) and ask for help with this. From what I read on the internet, there is a bacteria powder you can put down that kills them.
How do you kill fruitflies?