Boy am I behind on posting.....we had quite a bit of germination on the 26th of last month, here is a shot of one of the cells sprouting:
And here they are today, chuggin' right along:
It's the standard seed growing station. Fluorescent shop lights hung on adjustable shelves. Everything is growing quite nicely aside from the Red Wing onion seeds. Nadda, nothing, crickets. Hmph.
So, I have been saying for a week now that I need to do a germination test on the buggers, but of coarse, I haven't yet. They can take up to 13 days to germinate so there is a minute possibility they are taking their sweet time, but I don't remember things taking this long last year.
I have ben squirreled away reading my latest gardening periodicals as much as possible lately. My 'Christmas Cash Stash' has just about run dry, but it was fun while it lasted!
Lastly, I have been trying to nail down the 2010 garden layout which has been proving difficult since the new beds aren't actually built yet, so it's more fantasy than reality at the moment. Below are my cut-outs, each meant to resemble one raised bed. The trouble is I grow more nightshades than anything else, so proper rotation is an issue.
(And some good news, we are expecting............a shed. :) Well, not yet, but very soon we will, and that means I will have a potting shed/bench for potting, storing, and curing. YIPEE!!!)