Monday, March 14, 2011
Farmer Man has been busy the last few weeks. He's cleaned out the sun room, moved in the seed starting unit that he built and he's started planting peppers. The first babies are up! We've got heat mats on the bottom level, to get things started that like some heat. The trays then move up, or start on a higher level if the seeds don't require bottom heat. All levels have grow/fluorescent lights. Eventually, the seedlings will move out onto folding tables in the room, where we do have some stand grow lights. From there, if it's warmer, the seedling trays will go out to our greenhouse (which is a little expensive to heat this time of year, hence the sun room start!) As the temperature has been a little cold, we've got the seed starting unit wrapped in plastic to keep the warmth in, and, in the last few chilly days, an electric heater, just for extra night time protection. Next, on Farmer Man's agenda: tomatoes! I'll probably get some herbs started pretty soon, too. And, of course, a flat of mesclun mix lettuces for some micro greens has to get started soon! Both The Hen and Farmer Man need some fresh greens! It is soooo good to have something growing again!Are you starting anything from seed?