Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sprout Update


Here's an update from the kindergarten room: This year we have invested in a heating pad for the tomatoes and peppers, hoping to get some faster sprouters and some stronger plants. I haven't really had a problem with strength, more so that it takes FOREVER to get pepper seeds sprouting. Since my husband LOVES hot peppers, this is a must in our garden.

I purchased my heating pad and thermostat at greenhousemegastore.com. Fast delivery and the product worked really nice. My pepper seeds were started a week after the tomatoes, and they really came up in about a week and a half. The tomatoes were fast as always! I've also started eggplant, broccoli, kale, some flower seeds (bunny tails! I just couldn't resist the name....), and all the herbs (basil, bergamot, marjoram, thyme, oregano etc).

It's almost time to feed the hungry little sprouts, and the tomatoes are already developing 3rd set of leaves! Time flies - my how my little sprouts have grown! :-)

5 comments:

Lisa said...

That's so cool, Lena! We are about to pick the last of our collards, broccoli, and some swiss chard and cabbage in our winter garden. But how I look forward to those tomatoes we will plant God willing!

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Looking good! I am so jealous looking at those! :)
Love your soil blocks, so neat.

Heike Larsson said...

So fun to see new life starting up.....

Mrs. JP said...

Wow, your plants are getting big! The heating pad sounds like a good idea. My sprouts (just herbs so far) are up but taking forever and I think it's because we keep our house at 65° and we've had no sun in the room I have blocked off so the dogs don't gobble up the dirt for a late night snack!
Good for you!

the inadvertent farmer said...

Those look great...peppers are soooo hard without heat. They are slow either way!

Your sprouts look wonderfully healthy, great job! Kim