Sunday, March 28, 2010

A few seed shots..

I'm just getting ready for the last day of the Home Show, but thought I'd take a minute to post a few photos of my seedlings, as I've had a lot of questions about starting seeds this weekend..

I have 3 tiers of lights - homemade and inexpensive (as you can probably tell!) - and I generally start about 24 flats a year, growing a variety of crops.

The middle photo is a shot of my Spicy Globe basil seedlings - one of my favourite types of basil to grow! They're only a week old, but growing fast! I typically start about 100 basil plants (3 types) each spring, transplanting them in the garden once the risk of frost has passed.

The bottom photo is of artichoke 'Imperial Star', an artichoke that can be 'fooled' into producing in cold climates.. I have an earlier post on this, if anyone is interested - a fun garden project and fresh garden artichokes taste unbelievable!

Also, I currently have 15 types of tomatoes, 3 types of peppers, broccoli, giant cabbage (more on this later!), leeks, and several other odds and ends started under the gro-lights.

Happy Gardening!

1 comment:

  1. Hi good day ! nice post you have . It's very nice , I have plan to setting up my garden can you give me an idea or steps on how to make it beautiful. i have heard some garden accessories such as garden spinners , wind chimes , wind spinners and many more . I want to try this things in my garden but i don't know how to get the right accessories . I hope you can help me . thank you .


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