Monday, January 4, 2010

Christmas Present - Jump Start on Spring

For Christmas this year my husband bought me this awesome new grow light from Gardeners Supply Company. Last year I grew seedlings in the back window, which was less than ideal. I had a small space and not enough light. Now I have 18 sq ft to grow my seedlings.

Here's my little greenhouse. I only have 1 heating mat, which I may have to expand to two soon, since my light is eagerly awaiting more seedlings. There are jalapenos, poblanos, wonder bells, basil, dill and summer savory. The poblanos and bells were planted on the 26th, just a little slow to germinate. The others were planted on January 3rd.

Here are the first seedlings under the grow light. These are serranos, purple beauty and canary bell peppers. These were planted on December 26th.

Just for fun I thought I'd share a few pictures of my purple veggies. We cut these up and had them for snacks on New Year's Eve.

Chef's Choice Blend Cauliflower

Purple Haze Carrots.

Both of these varieties are grown at the White House Garden. I saw them last night
on the food network, pretty cool!


Caroline said...

WOW! I feel so, like, inadequate now, lol, and green with envy! My mom had a similar set up for growing African violets. Too bad I don't have a lick of room for something like this. I look forward to your updates!

Iris said...

How cool! Your cauliflower is way ahead of mine, but I have harvested some of the same colorful carrots! Great photos!

Angie said...

What an awesome Christmas present!