Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Green for St. Pat's day

Okay, this post is a day late, but not dollar short! :-D

And while there are no shamrocks in the pics, there's GREEN in abundance! Here's what's been started under the lights in the basement and now big enough to come out onto to the deck. A nice lettuce mix and 3 kinds of onions: Red Mars, Yellow Candy and White Bunching. There's green stuff on the deck so YAY it must be spring (well, officially on Friday, but today the weather is better than Friday's will, according to the forecast).

Either way, these hardy spring veggies can take the cold and will now stay outside.

Meanwhile, in case you haven't noticed, I've been posting a lot on my "Plant Propagation" page recently. That's because there's so much to do with my GUL (growing under lights) starts that I haven't had much time to do a proper post for the main page here.

As for my WS containers, I'm expecting sprouts today (how's that for optimism?). It's going into the 60s, sunshine, and other WS on the forum in my zone have posted about sprouts. My stuff should be catching the 'green wave' coming up from zone 6 to my zone 5 deck any minute! I'm going to take my cup of coffee outside and wait for it. :-D


  1. I love your optimism! You practically have a salad just waiting to be eaten.
    I'm trying your optimism. I expect sun and 70 degrees today :)

  2. Hi there - found your blog through the pictures post in the WS'ing forum over at Garden Web. I'm really wishing I had a basement now that I see the early spring life you've got thriving there!

    Where in NE Ohio are ya? I'm also in NE Ohio - about an hour East of Cleveland.

  3. Pumpkin - I used to live an hour east of Cleveland - in Lake County. Where are you? And thanks for checking out my blog! :-D Boy howdy how I enjoy my unfinished basement. Didn't have one at my last house now I can get into all kinds of trouble!

    Catherine - I HAVE SPROUTS! I looked yesterday - none. Today - feverfew and 1 hollyhock. I'm doing the happy dance!

    Flowergirl - thanks! It's its own reward. ;-D

  4. Hi Kris! Wow...lookin' good there! I planted spinach on Monday and it's under the cold frame. It's been so warm lately that I've had to open it during the day! On Tuesday, it was 80 degrees in there! I would imagine that I might be able to plant the spinach outside directly in the garden now. What do you think?

  5. Your sprouts are looking good! I need to show some photos of mine--they are actually growing, too! Good luck with planting them...I'm not sure how I'll do with that part!


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