It's been a bit since I posted but I have been busy and with the seasons changing it's time to hit the greenhouse effect, and begin ones garden. This is common lettuce I grow it inside year round so I don't have to spend money on store bought or worry about what chemicals are added. I grow my lettuce in those store bought contains that hold ready made salads and pre cut fruits. They make great little greenhouses.
This is about 7 days later it looks a bit leggy which doesn't matter, when it gets its true leaves I simple move it to a larger container add more soil up to the leaves. I keep it in the kitchen on the fridge right under the fluorescent lights it will take off. When it's ready I simply cut off the top make my salad and it grows back. Just love it!
These are Roma Tomatoes they are also leggy which happens every year. Again I wait for the true leaves and then transplant into a plastic cup right up to the leaves and there good to go. Right now every time I pass them I take my hand back and forth over them, this strengthens the stems which in turn makes them heartier. I thought this year I would plant them in rows but I wasn't satisfied with the growth, didn't get as many as when I do this....
Last year I planted all my seedlings in the little pods that you soak in water and watch grown. I plant two or three seedling depending on what I am growing. I cut of the weaker ones. Here you're looking at butternut squash which is amazing in taste, and burp less cucumbers. I can't begin to tell you how exciting it is and rewarded when you see them pop up like these. There are new ones to the right with tomato seedlings like I did them last year. I can't begin to tell you how well they produced tomatoes. I was very pleased.
Doing this around this time every year takes me away from creating for a week or two until they get settled. Once they all get there true leaves I will be able to relax and get back to knitting which I miss horribly. It's so relaxing and the finished product like a plant popping out of the soil, is just so satisfying.
I can tell you this...tonight I am beginning a new project that I am excited about. I should be able to show you in a few days. They are just too adorable. Kinda wondering now aren't you? Don't you just hate it when someone tells you that? It's like saying I have a secret but I can't tell anyone. Drives me nuts when people do that, doesn't it you too?