Friday, April 16, 2010
What really needs to be sown inside?
What I'm realizing, is that there aren't terribly many crops that need to be seeded under lights in my zone 6 climate. Sure, the tomatoes, peppers and eggplants must be. How about the lettuces and cole crops. I had initially started them inside in an attempt to get an earlier crop.
I do realize that in the case of the lettuce, I had started it far too early. The lettuce isn't a huge issue though, it's the cole crops. We eat a lot of them and I've had terrible luck thus far. They come up beautifully and then proceed to die one by one. When I realized that not very much had survived, I direct seeded more crops a few weeks ago.
The lettuce and chard are doing quite well also.
If this works for me, it will mean less work babysitting seedlings inside. Less space taken up in my tiny house and less electricity used by my grow lights. Sounds like a win win situation to me. What do you think?