A very simple post. Two photos. First when I planted some lettuce starters on April 1. Second is a photo update on April 22.
An often asked question is when to plant out seedlings. A lot depends on what seedlings want to plant out, such as daytime temps in your garden which may or may not be ideal for the seedlings.
As I already written, I use old egg cartons for starter trays. For many starters. Lettuce does very well in egg cartons. And a week ago I started planting out my egg carton lettuce.
October planted garlic, now under a low tunnel.
Last year, I lost a lot of my early garden planted seedlings due to a late March cold spell. Decimated my radish and peas.
Looks like we will have another late March cold snap this year as well.
A simple photo update of the lettuce I pricked out last month showing both then and now. The grow lights …
As anyone who is a seed starter in trays knows, seeing those little green bumps as the plants start to sprout is a magic moment. It shows you got it right. Not too much water. Just enough warmth. Etc. And the seeds responded. A very magical moment.
This year I am growing my lettuce earlier and my tomato and eggplant later. So I am already pricking out lettuce, while still have not sown any tomatoes.