Sunday, January 29, 2012
What seeds can I start now?
Okay, here is a list of things you can be starting by seed: Parsley,thyme,oregano,chive,basil,dill, cilantro,leek,Spanish onion,celery,kale,lettuce,cauliflower,broccoli & cabbage. You don't need a fancy set-up to do this...I use a large table in the basement covered with an electric blanket, topped with a big plastic shower curtain liner. Above the table John has hung those shop lights with fluorescent bulbs in them (we have replaced one bulb with a grow light, which you can buy at Lowes or Home Depot) My table is big enough to need three of these lights. John has them hooked to chains with S-hooks so we can raise and lower them. You want to keep the light pretty close to the plants to prevent them from getting leggy. I'm going to post some important sites to look at this month in a separate area. One of my favorite books is "Week by Week Vegetable Gardener's Handbook"