Okay, so that's a little (lot) over-dramatic for what I did yesterday.
I started the first of my seeds inside. Just my cherry tomatoes and four varieties of peppers, but it is the official start to the 2012 gardening season up here near the tundra.
A week or so ago panic almost took over when I was trying to figure out where to set up the lights and put my started seeds this year. In the past I've always done it in front of the large south-facing windows in the room that is in the process of finally becoming our living room. We would set up a large table, cover it with tarps, hang lights on chains from the unfinished rafters above and I had a good space for my seedlings to grow in. Obviously, this year that is no longer an option.
Papa Pea and I walked through the house for quite a while trying to find a (warm) spot that could be used as my seed starting area this year.
We narrowed our choice down to the heated part of the garage and my dear hubby graciously offered to clear off a small work bench top and let me use that for the next month and a half.
He built a wood frame to hold the lights over the seedlings so now I am officially in business. (Hopefully, more impressive photos will come in the near future!)
It's inevitable that I will run out of room once all the seedlings are started and grow big enough to need repotting in larger containers. The space I've had to work with in the past was probably at least three times as big as the top of this work bench . . . and it was totally full before the plants could be set outside in the garden.
But we'll come up with something by the time I need that much more space. For now I'm just pickled tink to finally be starting some seeds.
Just when it couldn't have been more surreal...
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