It's been hard (oh, the tribulation of it all) but I'm sticking to my resolve to hold off starting seedlings too soon inside this year. So far all I have going are my cherry tomatoes, sweet green/red peppers and some flowers.
The tomatoes are big enough that I transplanted them for the first time yesterday.
A friend was looking at my seedlings this past week and when she saw the above little green guys, she said rather incredulously, "You start your carrots individually inside?!" Guess they do kinda look like carrots, don't they? Actually, they're
The peppers, although planted on the same day as the tomatoes, are slow germinators and aren't ready for a move to a roomier apartment yet.
So, as you can see, not a lot happening under the grow-lights yet, but I'll get some more things started this coming week. If we could only get a few days of sunshine in a row, I know my raised beds would be ready for some lettuce, radishes, salad greens, spinach, Swiss chard, onions, carrots and beets. I plant my peas in the field garden but that doesn't dry out as quickly as the garden beds so I'm gonna have to be patient a while longer to get them in.
I came across a quote the other day by Eleanor Perenyi which could be applied to us up here in the Frozen Tundra: "To garden is to let optimism get the better of judgement." Aw, c'mon, Eleanor. Where's your spirit of adventure?