Friday, February 19, 2010

First Sprouts

baby sprouts

It's hard to get a decent shot of them, but our first seeds have sprouted! The Nero di Toscana kale, Blue Curled Scotch kale, Southern Giant collards and even a few of the Snowball cauliflowers have all sprung up after only two days of germination on the heated beds. I'm definitely a convert. Here's hoping the peppers and soon to be seeded tomatoes do as well.

The aforementioned burn out turned out not to be much of an issue after all. I pulled the lights up to find that only a small section (maybe 2-3ft) is burned out. They had been running a bit warm anyway, so I'm not going to worry with replacing the strand for now. We'll see how much longer the rest of them last before I decide whether or not to buy this brand again. It might be a good idea to get a couple of strands of another brand just to compare the quality, but that can wait until I find a good deal on them at a yard sale or the thrift store.


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