Diary of a Gardening Novice - Part 2
Diary of a Gardening Novice (Part 2)It’s been one week since I started my herb garden. There is a little bit of greenery poking through (see pictures below), so I’ve added a few products to help them along.
- Light: As I started this garden in what is basically a warehouse (with no windows), I’m using a Sunleaves Pioneer II Jr. (2-tube florescent fixture) to give my little babies the low-heat light they need.
- Heat: I’m using a Root Radiance Heat Mat to provide warmth. This mat helps to provide optimal growth conditions for the seedlings.
- Thermostat: I’m using the Sunleaves Smart Start Thermostat to make sure the heat mat doesn’t get too hot.
- Thermometer: The Mondi Mini Greenhouse Thermo-Hygrometer is keeping track of the temperature and humidity inside the dome.
So far, everything except the chives has poked up. Those are supposed to take 2-3 weeks to show, so I’m not worried, yet. The tall ones in the back row of the pictures are the cat treats. Those are going to start getting transplanted to a nursery pot next week, since they’re growing so much faster than the rest. I’ll probably take them home to my kitten next week. I was surprised at the ease of setting all this up with the availability of all these products. Still, I wouldn’t know how to use most of them if not for my husband and my acquired, but still meager, on-the-job knowledge. So far, so good. More to come next week. P.S. Just like last week, if you want to send me your thoughts, advice, etc., email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Susan Davis