Monday, March 29, 2010

Monday Garden Club

With the kids (finally!) back at school and the Gardener off doing odd projects for old ladies, I again have the house all to myself, with the exception of 2 snoring dogs. A perfect time to show off what's been going on in my basement!



The lights have been burning around the clock and it seems to be working! I had read that seedlings need 17 hours under the lights daily but that just didn't seem to be enough. The plants that were starting to become real leggy (from not enough light) have beefed up and are growing so much that we had to raise up the lights. Some of the plants had themselves tucked right up next to the bulbs! I'm not posting photos of our crude height control setup but trust me, it looks a little scary. My husband assured me that paints cans and the other miscellaneous found items (including paint stir sticks and a dustpan!) he used to stick under the table legs to achieve the correct spacing would be just fine. So far so good!

The 2 flats of seedlings (one flat of veggies and one flat of flowers) that I started last week have sprouted and are now enjoying some of the faux basement sunshine as well.
Now for all you gardeners out there who wish to participate, either leave a comment on what's growing in your basement yard, or post a Monday Garden Club update on your blog. Don't forget to drop your link in the comments and I'll add it to this post.

Participating Bloggers

Out In Them Sticks

9 comments:

LL Cool Joe said...

Wow someone's been busy!

I could do with some of that faux sunshine! :D

sheila said...

Dang it! forgot AGAIN to get my supplies to start this years garden. Must put this on my to-do list. Thanks for your comment at my place....wouldn't you know it...I need to replace our toothpaste. lol

Shady Lady said...

You are going to have an awesome garden!! And how cool to start from seed!!

Kelly said...

I am such a slacker.

;)

Riot Kitty said...

Wow, good for you! My red peppers are starting to sprout (finally!)

Jenni said...

They look great!

Such Lovely Freckles said...

My seedlings don't look quite as happy as yours unfortunately. But I'm not giving up.

Out in Them Sticks said...

The reason I need a tool like mine is that I can't keep it all in my head like you. I take it you can grow brussel sprout too throughout the summer?! We are too late for the first crop on those, so we'll try for a fall harvest on that by planting in June. So much to learn!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

We started from seeds this year too. Hubs is doing all the work. I'll have to post photos next week. We need grow lights.