It’s a little hard to believe that a mere seven days ago were were shoveling out from the largest snowfall of the season. Things warmed up drastically over the week, and we had non-stop rain yesterday. So the yard went from looking like this…
Considering that we’ve got to get things going in the yard in a couple weeks, hopefully we’ll be in for drier weather for the rest of the month.
Meanwhile, things indoor are lookin’ good! We got our seeds started last week, and things started sprouting without much hesitation. (Well, some things.) Here’s what the trays look like today.
All in all, we’re insanely happy that the stuff that’s growing is growing well. We expected that the greens would show first, and a few of the most hardy seeds started to show within two days of planting. We didn’t expect the tomatoes to come up as quickly as they have. Like, we thought we’d have a few tomato seedlings to show off, but not an entire tray! The fact that the peppers haven’t started yet isn’t surprising. Last year, it was almost a month before the pepper seedlings started showing. We hope that the addition of the heat mats this year prompts them along a little quicker, but it’s mostly just a waiting game for them now.
So what’s in each of the trays? As we mentioned, we stuck close to what we knew would grow but upped the number of varieties. Adding to that is the store of seeds we saved from lat year and the previous year. The tray maps are as follows.
The little bursts are green are making things oh so happy in the house now, and we’re easing into the role of seed monitoring now as they continue to grow. The shelf set-up has been great both for accessing the trays for watering, and we’re able to adjust the light heights as needed. So far, so good!