The greens are going great guns under the lights in the basement.
My persistence (oversowing) finally paid off with a nice flush of lettuce sprouts from 1-year-old seeds (left/Lollo Rossa; right/mixed flat leaf).
In an ironic twist, I found a 6-year-old pack of Fordhook Swiss chard seeds and sowed them in the 3 center cells. They were up within 10 days. Go figure!
Meanwhile, in the crawlspace ....
I had a lot of rewiring done in the basement (more info to come on the Household Adventures page) and in the process I decided to treat myself by having the crawlspace wired. Now I have electrical outlets and overhead all-weather fluorescent lighting in there and can work with my dormant plants right in the crawlspace. I'll be able to comfortably transplant geraniums and pot up the cannas and dahlias right there there instead of humping everything out into the basement proper. What a convenience this is going to be! Woohoo!
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