This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he always thought the garden was his. Even though I do all the work, he always stood by me. I'm located near Boston (in USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot and a backyard vegetable garden. I use sustainable organic methods and try to grow all of my family's vegetables.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

first sprout

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My first sprout is a cute little endive from a seed mix I made. The lights are on and more are popping up fast, oblivious to the outside weather.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

What kind of light are you using? Is it a special grow-light.

February 02, 2011 9:21 AM

Blogger Kalena Michele said...

Welcome to the world, little seedling!

February 02, 2011 7:49 PM

Blogger Vanessa said...

You will have to let us know if your lights cause a significant spike in your electric bill. I have always wondered how much more electricity it will take to get seeds started since you are supposed to have the lights on for about 14 hours a day.

February 02, 2011 11:15 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Lights: mine are one tube standard full-spectrum (cheap) bulb and one grow light. Each hanging fixture holds two bulbs and there are two fixture on each shelf.

Please look at the link for "seedling shelves and lights" on my sidebar and maybe there is more info and photos.

February 02, 2011 11:32 PM

Blogger Green Zebra Market Garden said...

I've been reading your blog for a few years now...and I'm always shocked by how early to start your seedlings. I won't be starting any seeds until late March, so I'm glad I can look at your photos and daydream.

February 03, 2011 9:20 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am eating one of these...well a different one...right now! As always, I love your photos and subjects.

February 03, 2011 11:10 PM


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