Despite the cold, rainy beginning of this week, our little seedlings are still nice and warm under the grow light. Though we have things that will eventually be sewn right in the garden, for now, everything that can be started in a pot is coming right along. Well, almost everything.
We have finally got a white sage sprout.
Out of 8 seeds planted, only one has sprouted; he seems to be coming along well, though. Got my fingers crossed that the others are just late bloomers.
Mr. B. has planted over 40 calendula plants for me this year, and they are all doing beautifully!
Can’t wait to have these plants all blooming away!
The tomatoes are really taking off.
Let me tell you, there is nothing – nothing! – like biting into a tomato that’s come right out of your garden. You’ll never look at those pale, tasteless things that we are forced to eat out of the grocery store in winter the same way again!
And here are a few other things I’d like to share with you this week:
A couple of people had asked how Mr. B. had built our grow light rig. He was good enough to go back and search for the original plans that he used when he first built it. You can find them here.
The second thing I’d like to share is this column by my friend, Bobbi Rightmyer. You might know her from one of her blogs (Rightmyer Rants is one of my faves), but did you know she also writes a gardening column? There are tons and tons of amazing articles here, including how to grow lettuce in an egg shell (I am so doing this!), how to grow various veggies, how to get your yard ready to be a registered wildlife habitat and way more. If you are interested in gardening, you’ll love her articles!
And if you are just starting out gardening and growing in your area, think about checking out your local county extension office! Every state/county has a system of offices that educates the public on agriculture and growing for your area (among other things). A lot of it might be geared more toward farmers, but there should be great information on plants, growing seasons, the local weather and you might be lucky enough to have a “lawn and garden” (sometimes this will be through a local college) section added in as well. Every county will also have a “Master Gardener” program as well, where you can ask trained gardeners questions about plants. These extension offices are great sources of information!