I got my new gro-light. I had a brain-storm a few days before and borrowed my son's Ottlite, which has a natural light bulb. I'm not sure it is plant worthy, but it tided me over until my light came.
Mine is really something! It's like Medusa! No one in the family likes the light it gives off though. I wish it were a traditional gro-light with the full spectrum white light, but this was much less expensive, and I love the clamp base. It was sunny yesterday, so I put the baby tomatoes (and white eggplant) outside. They are off the heating mat, of course, you only use those until the seeds germinate.
|Ottlite temporary light|
|new light clamp-on base - very handy and fits my kitchen counter perfectly!|
|3 goose-necked lights|
|the light it emits|
I found some miner's lettuce growing in one of the blueberry containers! I haven't seen it in my yard before. Now I notice it in weedy areas around town! Was it there all along and I never payed attention? I like it's looks, just wish it were in a different location. Know why it's called "miner's lettuce?" It's high in vitamin C, so the California gold miners ate it to ward off scurvy.
Here are the fast growers...
|chocolate cosmos - planted March 4, this was taken March 20|
|Russell lupine - planted February 15, this was taken March 20 - nice little "true" leaves!|
I opened their "greenhouses" yesterday to let in some fresh air and unfiltered sunshine...
The peach blossoms are beginning to open...