Our tiny seedlings have done pretty well under the lights we set up in the basement, considering that it is never above 60 degrees down there.
Now they are almost 6 weeks old, have been thinned and fertilized and are ready to come up into natural light. Anne and I each had a mini greenhouse that we used at our city houses. And I have a lovely bakers rack to put into service as well. Fortunately, Anne also had an additional plastic covering which works well over the bakers rack. We did tie the light-weight greenhouses to the railing, as our winds are mighty up here on the ridge.
I put a burlap tent over the greenhouses to limit the amount of direct sun. We'll expose them a bit more each day. We've been closing the greenhouses at night and only opening them for a few hours each day. But today's temperature shot up to 87 degrees and we didn't want to cook the poor babies. Imagine, one week ago today it was snowing here!
Things are happening almost too fast now. I hope I can stop and make at least short posts both to help me remember and to share all the goodness with Jerome. Anne is taking lots of photos and she has a marvelous way of saying things in words and images. To get an even better idea of what we're up to check her out as well.