Wanted to give a quick update about what's been going on, garden-wise. Last July, we moved into a building that has a large, easily-accessed rooftop deck. I've got big plans for our convenient full-sun spot!! I ordered a bunch of seeds in February from Seed Savers Exchange, and on March 14, they went into their little pods! I was so nervous, but they are doing great! I'm telling you, I must be a glutton for punishment. As if it's not enough that I'm dealing with the constant uncertainty that comes with being a new mom, I'm piling on the uncertainty of starting a garden. I must be hard up for some serious personal growth. Stay tuned for the new and improved Elizabeth, apparently.
I am utilizing both yougrowgirl.com and awaytogarden.com heavily to answer all my gardening questions, and to bolster my confidence.
Here the progress so far:
Ready-made seed starting kit, and all my little seed packets. So much potential!
A few days after planting. I should have had my shop light ready to go; my tomatoes starting bolting for the sunlight coming from the window, poor guys.
A couple weeks after planting, clockwise from top left: basil, tomatoes, peppers, more tomatoes, parsley, and thyme.
To make your own grow light out of a plain old shop light, make sure to get full-spectrum bulbs.
Ready for thinning and transplanting! Two weeks from planting.
Tough love. Poor little guys. Only the strong survive.
Roomy new homes! Droopy little plants, but nothing a little water and light can't fix.
Some DIY containers.
More updates to come soon!