What are you starting indoors? What's your indoor set-up? And how's it working for you?
Related Forum Threads
- ~*Food Growing Mamas*~ May Thread Last post on 5/18/13 at 2:53pm in Diggin in the Earth
- Natural weed killer for gravel driveway? Last post on 5/7/13 at 7:31pm in Diggin in the Earth
- Can I grow more radishes from this bulb that's sprouting? Last post on 4/28/13 at 5:03pm in Diggin in the Earth
- Small space gardening - 2013! Last post on 4/29/13 at 9:12am in Diggin in the Earth
- Veggie newbie in the sub-tropics...how much direct sun do I really need? Last post on 4/23/13 at 12:26pm in Diggin in the Earth
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, How Does Your Garden Grow?
Edited on 3/31/13
- disregardeningEdited on 3/20/13
- Asking for HelpEdited on 3/20/13
- Diggin' In The Earth ResourcesEdited on 4/3/13
- Non Monsanto Seed CompaniesEdited on 1/17/12
What Have You Started Indoors?post #1 of 43/11/13 at 12:50pmThread Starterpost #2 of 43/11/13 at 1:16pm
I'm starting snapdragons, pansies, ivy geraniums, and strawberries (small variety similar to wild strawberries that does well first year from seed) this week. Really. I have been saying this since mid-january, but it's actually happening this week. Really. (My tall rocket snapdragons didn't bloom until almost August last summer, so I swore I'd start them in January this year... oops)
I'm starting bell peppers too as it's getting to be about time. I may start a few cherry tomatoes this week too, though it's a bit earlier than I ever have before. Ooh, and basil.
In early April I'll start kale, broccoli, cauliflower, and possibly some lettuce and spinach (or I may just direct seed the lettuce and spinach... depends on how much room I have under my lights). Also in April, impatiens, sunflowers, marigolds, morning glory, sweet peas, black eyed susan vine (or does that need earleir? must check), nasturtiums, dwarf cosmos, and.. and... I can't remember what else, but I'm sure there is more.
Um... cucumbers and a couple watermelon (I have never been successful with watermelon, but I'm giving it one last try) in early May. I might do a couple cucumber with the early April seeds just in case we have a warm early summer.
I've just got cheap four foot lights from home depot (four of them, two bulbs each) with cheap home depot plant bulbs in them. I have them set up on some shelving that I bought from Costco - we'll see how it works as I didn't realize when I bought it that the middle shelf wasn't adjustable, so I can't have them right where I want them. In the past they were just set up on a table and the floor with basicaly a stand made from piling old paint cans and books and running a thin board between them from which a light would be hung. I have them on a timer usually with eighteen hours on/six hours off a day.
My plants have done pretty well under them in past years, but I also end up putting a lot of early-starts out during the day and hauling them in at night when I run out of space under lights as I start later-starting plants. They grow a lot faster once they start getting the real sun, but I get so sick of the hauling in and out! I only had two lights in the past until last year when I had three and this year I have four, so I'm hoping to leave them under lights longer, and I'll have to wait and see just how well they do without getting outside so soon.post #3 of 43/11/13 at 5:09pmI've got tomatoes, calendula, zinnias and asters in plastic clamshells on my kitchen windowsill. That's the only place I have space for plants. I'm planning to add summer squash and larkspur soon. Now that it seems to be getting a little warmer, I may move the bigger seedlings out in the daytime like pers mentioned doing above. I am hoping to build some shelves for added space in the kitchen. It has the most/best natural light in the house.post #4 of 43/14/13 at 1:40pm
I'm living vicariously through y'all. We are waiting to hear if we can get a pre-approval for a house and then I will start planning, but I may end up buying some plants this year while "trying" to get some raised beds in the front yard. Being in my 3rd trimester in 8 weeks kind of puts a wrench in things. I will be trying to do my best to be outside as much as possible and doing what I can.
If and when I do start seeds this year it will be all paleo friendly veggies and some fruit. I think I want to make the beds out front perrenial herbs though. I will probably just fence off an area in the back for the rest for now and not put in raised beds just add compost to the top layer and maybe I will get to do a cover crop on it to build it up a little. I do want some tomatoes this year.
- What Have You Started Indoors?
- › PDX Fluoride Vote! 5 minutes ago
- › Early Intervention for speech 6 minutes ago
- › How are you feeling? 8 minutes ago
- › Does this sound like dyslexia? 20 minutes ago
- › What should we need to do for preparing our Child for Kindergarten? 29 minutes ago
- › how to sensitively introduce disability issues before playdate 44 minutes ago
- › your thoughts on facebook 56 minutes ago
- › May 2013 Chit Chat 1 hour, 49 minutes ago
- › Official bead sign up thread. :) 1 hour, 52 minutes ago
- › May the road rise up to meet you, Dingoes everywhere! 2 hours, 15 minutes ago
- › My Brest Friend Travel Nursing Pillow by KaliShanti
- › Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow by KaliShanti
- › Boppy Nursing Pillow with Slipcover by KaliShanti
- › Bebe Au Lait Cotton Nursing Cover - Poppy Hills by KaliShanti
- › Bravado Designs Bodysilk Seamless Nursing Bra by KaliShanti
- › Motherhood Wireless Full Coverage Nursing Bra by KaliShanti
- › Udder Covers for Nursing Mothers - CARSON by kelseywhitney
- › Trillium Organics OGmama Belly Butter by trilliumama
- › Gaiam Wrap Waist Yoga Pants by Melanie Mayo
- › Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by dayiscoming2006
- › My Heart Growing Fonder by VKHarberRYT
- › Happy Simple Baby Love by Melanie Mayo
- › Buying Pot for my 11-Year-Old by momofnatasha
- › Making the Grade by Melanie Mayo
- › Homeopathy -- A Lifesaver For Your Summer... by Melanie Mayo
- › Relax. Parenting Is Supposed to Be Messy,... by Brian Leaf
- › Managing Mom Stress: Sharing Tips and Trying... by Melanie Mayo
- › Who Wants to Sleep Alone? by Cynthia Mosher
- › Should I Train My Child....Like a Dog?! by Sarah Clark
- › Mothering Articles by Melanie Mayo