Saturday, March 28, 2009


The first seedlings are up. It took only three days for germination.

Broccoli, Kale, Celosia, and Dahlia all have been moved out of the domes. I should move them to the lights in the garage where it's cooler. The furnace room is a good bit warmer than the garage and I want to slow their growth a little. It is also good practice to start a fan gently blowing on them. The movement of their stems helps to make them sturdier and the airflow helps prevent disease.


  1. Yay! Your garden will be lovely and delicious!

  2. Can't wait to see your garden. I didn't know about the fan- makes total sense -thank you for this post.

  3. I love watching my seedlings grow! Just spotted the first tiny leaves on our rocket this morning =)

    A fan sounds like a great idea. Last year I must've spent hours in total wafting bits of cardboard over our seedlings! My partner thought I was crazy but, like you, I wanted to harden them off before planting them out!