This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

lettuce seedlings

baby salad 005

Instead of waiting for spring, I planted some lettuce seeds right after I got home from holiday travels - I think it was Jan 5. Little lettuce plants are now growing fast under the lights.

baby salad 001


Blogger Daphne said...

Well if the weather stays so far above normal like it has, then you should be able to plant in not too long.

February 07, 2012 9:30 PM

Blogger Tomato Thymes said...

When do you plan to plant these outside?

February 07, 2012 9:32 PM

Blogger kathy said...

My plan was to grow them to full size indoors. Harvest and eat them as I thin the plants. But with this warm weather, maybe I will try putting a few in my cold frame. It regularly gets up to the 50's midday in the sun now inside the cold frame. I have some lettuce and spinach in there from last fall but haven't checked on it recently. I will have to take a look soon.

February 08, 2012 10:10 AM

Blogger becky3086 said...

Very nice. I totally understand. Anything growing is a good thing.

February 08, 2012 9:48 PM

Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

Brilliant, that looks like the beginnings of an over-winter hydroponic experiment to keep those veggies coming!
Marian (LondonUK)

February 09, 2012 9:37 AM

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February 14, 2012 1:00 PM

Anonymous Qfarms said...

very good

February 16, 2012 12:01 AM

Blogger Tim said...

great idea, this weekend I am going to try and find time to build a plant incubator with styrofoam insulation panels and a set of shelves. This winter has been so mild that I am wanting to start the tiller.

February 17, 2012 4:16 PM

Blogger Cullen, Oliver and Topher too said...

I couldn't wait any longer! Started our spring garden today. Hoping Atlanta doesn't have any sudden cold snaps. Looking forward to seeing your spring garden!

February 18, 2012 3:47 PM

Blogger MSBC said...

What kind of shelving units did you buy? I am finally going to upgrade this year. I am debating between ones that are 5 shelves and only 19 inches long X 27 inches wide and 4 shelves that are 25 inches long X 17 inches wide... Any thoughts or recommendations?


February 21, 2012 12:04 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Going to try sowing seeds. What kind of grow lights do you use? Can you tell me about how much they cost? Do the grow lights use a lot of electricity? Thank you.

March 03, 2012 8:40 PM


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