|The only place I have to garden is in the laundry room. My dear|
husband set up a grow light stand for me.
|Here are my little seeds just after I got them settled into the|
|Here are the seeds I planted. Eggplants from Baker Creek Seeds,|
and from my international friend Irina, tomatoes from Irina
and from Daphne of Daphne's Dandelions.
The little seeds are looking really good. I have had really good germination. I had to replant some of my tomatoes to bigger pots already.
|This is what the garden looks like right now.|
|This is a closeup of two of the newly transplanted tomatoes.|
My eggplants are doing well too. Eggplants take longer to germinate than tomatoes, but I have had 100% germination on the two types I bought from Baker Creek Seeds. (I bought Aswad eggplants, and Black Stem eggplants from them.) I have 2 white eggplants up of the seeds I got from Irina, and I have 2 eggplants up of the Rosa Bianca eggplants I bought on a whim last fall.
I mentioned at the top of the post that I may have planted the seeds too early. Here is what I am planning. I am planning to plant half of them about 2 weeks before the last frost date. It has not been very cold around here this winter and I think it may be an early spring. But I plan to save the other half of my seedlings in case I am wrong. That way, I would still have plants to plant if the first ones get frost-killed.
In other garden news, the broccoli I planted last fall is not looking as good as it was. I don't know what is wrong with them, but I think the recent rains have waterlogged the plants. I pulled all the mulch away from them, hoping they will dry out. It does seem to have perked up a bit after I moved the mulch from around it. And guess what, I have the start of broccoli florets on it. There, right there in the very middle. See?
Linking up after a long break to Daphne's Dandelions' Harvest Mondays.