Grow, Baby, Grow!


A Grovid 21 Post

So, Pepper plant seeds went into peat pots on Feb 15th. 5 different varieties, 18 different peat pots, and 2 seeds per pot.Some were a total of 6 seeds per variety, and some were 8 seeds, sown. Overall, I suspect, after they germinate, I cull, they grow indoors, then, I transplant, I will end with between 2 and 6 plants of each variety!

The setup above, in the header image is my grow lights stand. I have the main flourescent, on 24 hours a day, until they all have germinated, or at least a majority have. Then, I will put that onto the timer to light about 18 hours a day. That will be for the two top shelves of seed starts. Not seen, is a third LED light, that hangs a bit higher above the top shelf. That's the shelf I will start moving the seedlings, to, once they get tall enough. That's where they go to encourage growth.

All of the seeds are in Seed starter mix, with Peat, in Peat Pots, for easier transplanting. I tend to bottom water in the drip tray below, for better root watering. Also, shown in above, is the 4 small peat pots, for my 1dt herb seeds to the season. 2 kinds of Basil, Sweet, and Dark Opal. And one kind of Oregano. These will actually be indoor grown in a sill, in the kitchen for quick herbs when cooking. I'll start some more March 15th, for transplanting to outside later.


Look Carefully!!! Middle row, middle column in the pic, and see! the first of the Peppers have Germinated! The MI Gardener Sunbright Sweet Pepper!

Here's a snapshot of the type of plants I am starting from seed. Still haven't decided how many of each, but, when I do, I will break it down for you. For now, count on about 6 started of each tomato type, 6 of each pepper. Carrots directly seed start outdoors, so I will fill grow bags with them, later, probably End of April. The lettuce? I will probably rotate, as I do each year... with some seeds starting soon and grown for cutting, indoors, until it is warm enough to plant outdoors, too. Cukes, Zucchini, I will start indoors March 15th. The peas, will probably go outdoors directly mid April.


Probably in a couple, maybe three weeks, I will put the Potato Starts outside, in Grow Bags (about March 15th). Count on the 5 varieties of Tomato to go into seed pots on march 15th as well. In fact, everything will be potted into grow bags...eventually.

Oh, yeah, forgot to mention the BIGGEST challenge for me this year! I am moving. We're prepping our current house for sale. AND, we're looking for a new house top buy. We're moving Full time to the shore: Cape Cod, Here I come! So, gardening in grow bags so that the entire garden is portable when it comes time for moving!

Previous Grovid 21 Posts:

Seed Starter Mix and Planting! Seed Starting
Indoor Lighting Station Set Up! Lighting Setup!
The Seed Packets Arrived! Starting From Seed
Here's a quick RECAP post about Last Year's Garden.

Grovid 2021!!!

For those not following the past year or so, Grovid originally came from @dreemsteem.
She challenged us all, during the year's Pandemic news,
to talk less about Codiv19 and More about Grovid20!
To talk sustainability and gardening and growing for the future!


2020... a wild and woolly year, if ever there was one. My entire industry (Special Events) was shut down on 13 March and hasn't been back yet. Personally, I am ok, but so many of my colleagues and friends are struggling with bills, paying for food and rent, medical and health insurance. I am hearing from clients, probably no work until about 4th quarter 2021.

Always, I strive to give back

To the animals and birds around me

to put more plants in than I take out

And be a good steward for the world around me!

All Photos by Bluefin Studios.

Bluefin Studios

Bluefin Studios is a photographer, specializing in wildlife, nature, landscapes, waterfalls and Lighthouses!

Always, I strive to give back

To the animals and birds around me

to put more plants in than I take out

And be a good steward for the world around me!

All Photos by Bluefin Studios unless specified.
Story first published by me, on On Uptrennd



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