A transplanted Southern Californian living in North Dakota Idaho, with some insights on life with deaf dogs, a gluten free spouse, and the occasional mischievous garden gnome. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Seedlings Started in the Greenhouse

We started seedlings in our greenhouse mid-February, doing a few dozen of them every day.
The process has been to start them under the fluorescent lights with the blue heating mat warming them from below. Then as they germinate and establish their first true leaves, we'll move them to the South shelf which gets only natural sunlight and also has a blue warming mat underneath. Eventually when they get established enough, I'll move them to the upper shelf and remove the fluorescent lights.
We'll try to continue to post pictures as the seedling starting season continues. So far we've started veggies; tomatoes, celery, various melons, gourds, cucumbers and both annuals and perennials; several kinds of petunia, calibrachoa, celosia, coleus, salvia, various marigolds, and portulaca. Each shelf, two on the left (North side) and one on the right (South side) is about 11 feet long and I'm planning on filling them completely with happy little seedlings.

Seedling planting and germinating season moves quickly and we'll do our best to post updated pictures as our new plants emerge and start to grow. Have you started seeds this year?


Karen said...

I can't tell you how happy this makes me! Please do keep us all posted on the seedling's progress, that is a wonderful greenhouse setup. No greenhouse again this year for us, but I will live vicariously through yours. :-)

El Gaucho said...

Karen - So sorry to hear that you aren't having a greenhouse again this year, but totally understandable. We are anxiously awaiting your next update, hopefully you're ever nearer to completion.

We'll try to not buckle under the pressure of you living vicariously through us, those are some big gardening shoes to fill!