Monday, February 20, 2012
SPRING FEVER AND DREAMS OF GARDENING!
After reviewing my "Week-by-Week Vegetable Gardener's Handbook" by Ron and Jennifer Kujawski that I started last year, I found that it was time to get some seeds started. My weekend consisted of purchasing needed supplies (some of which I purchased on clearance at the end of the year last year) and getting my plan together.
I prepared two "Jiffy" mini greenhouses. In thes I planted Ferry-Morse Cauliflower (Early Snowball A), Broccoli (De Cicco), Brussel Sprouts (Catskill), Cabbage (Copenhagen Market, Early Hybrid), Burpee Cabbage (Crisp and Cool Hybrid), and Livingston Seed Co. Spinach (Bloomsdale, Long-standing).
I have prepared an area with a shop light
hanging overhead, very close to the mini greenhouses. I have the light set on a timer to come on at 5 a.m. and go off at 9 p.m. to allow 16 hours of light for germination. We will see how this works out! I should have some seedlings poking through within 8 to 10 days! Can't wait to see!
It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! ~Mark Twain