2008 Garden, Fourth Week of February
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.