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.
A simple photo update of the lettuce I pricked out last month showing both then and now. The grow lights …
A photo showing about 1/3 of my March seedlings.
So I bought some grow lights.
As simply a preview, this is how some of my starters now appear.
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.
I sow almost all of my plants in trays as starters. Any time of the year. And I also like to reuse things when I can. So for some seeds I reuse egg containers to start the seeds.
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.