Yesterday, I started some tomatoes. I planted romas, brandwines, and another type of beef steak. All the tomaotes that I started are heirlooms. I use peat pellets. I have had the best success using them.
just add water...
and they swell (sorry for the blurriness)
I usually plant three seeds per pellet. And transplant the strongest one of the three.
Towards the beginning of March, I started some peppers.
I use either my fingers to dig them out of the cells, or a plastic fork.
And once they got their first true leaves, it was time for transplanting. I also try to plant the seedling to the bottom of its lower leaves.
I started these peppers using a mix of peat moss and vermiculite. I also started yesterday, some herbs, petunia wave-which is first for me. So we will see how they grow. Towards the end of April-depending of the moon phase-I want to try and start some pumpkins, and cantaloupe first. I have always planted straight into the garden with minimal success.
I had an elderly lady a few years back give me her stand with growing lights. Her son made it for her when he was a teenager. Shirley is in her seventies.
So this is a first for me. I have never used grow lights before.
I have also never started lettuce before. So I did a flat of mix leafy lettuce. I am hoping I can just transplant those straight into the garden and get a jump on it.