It may be the middle of winter outside, but down in the new and improved SECRET PLANT LAB in the basement things are warming up!
|Lettuce (2 containers) and beet sprouts|
|Swiss chard sprouts|
|Sprouts from saved seeds:|
Queen of the prairie; Blue globe thistle; "Pink Petite" monarda
(orange arrow indicates teeny sprouts)
|Cuttings: coleus + rosemary|
Things are also coming along in the crawlspace:
In previous years these geraniums would just be dormant nearly-bareroot plants. But 2 things happened. First, I put all the plants into deep tray and packed the roots in potting mix. Second - new lighting in the crawlspace.
|Zonal geraniums and dwarf snapdragons|
Now the kids are dormant no more and getting on an early green! This spring I won't be putting out scraggly plants that need time to bloom. No sirree! This gang will hit the garden at a full gallop!
(P.S. For Glenda, you can see that the crawlspace keeps at a pretty steady temp (50s) all year 'round. Great for starting dormant warm-weather plants. In March I'll pot up the cannas and see how they sprout in the crawlspace.)