Green Thumb: Seed Startin’ and the Bulbs of Spring

As soon as we got back from Florida/Bahamas we got a jump on our seed starting. Butch is the “garden-master” at the Perch, and has everything planned/mapped out in mysterious notebooks that litter the coffee table. For Round 1 (of 3) of seed starting, we planted the following: Tomatoes (various, mostly Roma for sauce), peppers, eggplant, broccoli, broccoli raab, brussel sprouts, kale, cabbage and swiss chard. Yum!

It’s been about a week since we started the seeds, and because of finally figuring out this year that we needed to have adjustable grow lights, the seedlings are a’poppin’ (I took a few different photos throughout the week to show growth)! Butch also built a mini cold-frame (photos to come), and the hardier stuff has spent a couple of days out there already.

And once the snow finally left us alone (fingers crossed), I could clearly see all my spring bulbs re-emerging from their winter’s sleep. The iris and tulips are just showing the green, the daffodils and hyacinths are starting to bud…but the crocus is in full beautiful bloom! It’s a welcome bit of color in the otherwise dreary landscape – although all the rain this week should get that grass green in no time!

2 responses to “Green Thumb: Seed Startin’ and the Bulbs of Spring

  1. Looking good! You must educate me about adjustable grow lights. I’ve not been able to experiment with them because our lease specifically states we aren’t allowed to use any no matter what. Thanks a lot drug war!

  2. Pingback: Big (Green) Deal: My Own Lil’ Garden with Scotts Organic Choice | A Green(ish) Life·

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