Hiding in my basement for the last six-plus weeks have been my seedlings. They’ve been waiting for their time to move outdoors, gathering strength from fluorescent lighting. I’ve been passive about getting them outdoors to harden off, afraid that Baltimore was still due for another frost. It has been chilly in the evening, but the days are now consistently in the 70s.
The seedlings will start spending the next few days outdoors as I finish setting up their sub-irrigated (AKA self-watering, SIPs) planters. I’m going to roll with a new design that I thought up late one night, for about 10 of the seedlings.
While hanging out in the basement, one of the tomato plants have already started fruiting!
I do have a problem, though. I have almost 50 seedlings and not nearly enough space to accommodate as much as I want:
Tomatoes: ~25 seedlings
Gourd-like vine-y things: ~15 seedlings
Peppers: ~10 seedlings
The peppers are lagging far behind everything else, except for the paprika peppers in my Aerogarden.