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. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot and a backyard vegetable garden. 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

11 Comments:

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?
Lisa

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!
Enjoy.
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...

Kathy,
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?

Thanks!

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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