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Let There Be Light!

The bathroom is just no place to start seeds.

Well, the starting goes ok…it’s the growing thereafter that’s problematic. Not enough light produces leggy seedlings…all stem and very few leaves, as they try desperately to get closer to the light source. This shoves the leaves into contact with the moisture-laden ceiling of the seed tray cover, which then causes rot.

So, yes, with a few exceptions, I’m restarting everything I started a few weeks ago, now properly setup in the garage with a true grow light.

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It’s a purchase I should have made years ago, and honestly, not very expensive at all. Amazon has the light fixture for about $22, and the bulbs were purchased at Lowe’s for about $7 each. The table came from Wal-Mart, and couldn’t have cost more than $20. Do yourself, and your seedlings, a favor, and get good light!

Meanwhile, in the back yard, the seeds we “discarded” in the compost pile are…well…

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Yeah, those are pumpkins. The same pumpkin variety that yielded this monster a few years ago.

It’s going to be an interesting spring!

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