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Seed Starting Project: Late July Update

Lots of tomatoes coming!

Lots of tomatoes coming!

First peppers.

First peppers.

 

Friday harvest.

Friday harvest.

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By julie collins on July 25, 2014 Categories: Gardening, Seed Starting Project

Seed Starting Project: First Cucumber

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By julie collins on July 12, 2014 Categories: Gardening, Seed Starting Project

Seed Starting Project: July 2, 2014

 

July 2, 2014

July 2, 2014

 

By julie collins on July 2, 2014 Categories: Gardening, Seed Starting Project

Seed Starting Project: Cucumber Progress

Cucumbers last week.

Cucumbers last week.

Cucumbers this week.

Cucumbers this week.

By julie collins on June 27, 2014 Categories: Gardening, Seed Starting Project

Seed Starting Project: Tiny Vegetables

Tiny cucumber and there are lots more!

Tiny cucumber and there are lots more!

Tiny pear tomato.

Tiny pear tomato.

A variety of tiny peppers.

A variety of tiny peppers.

Basil looking full and delicious!

Basil looking full and delicious!

By julie collins on June 20, 2014 Categories: Gardening, Seed Starting Project

Seed Starting Project: Another Week of Growth

EarthBoxes haven't needed much watering but that will change as soon as the hot weather sets in...

EarthBoxes haven’t needed much watering but that will change as soon as the hot weather sets in…

By julie collins on June 12, 2014 Categories: Gardening, Seed Starting Project

Seed Starting Project: Plants are flowering

EarthBoxes from above!

EarthBoxes from above!

Flowers on the tomatoes.

Flowers on the tomatoes.

Four of the six pepper plants have little peppers.

Four of the six pepper plants have little peppers.

Cucumbers are starting to flower. We added the trellis for them to climb on.

Cucumbers are starting to flower. We added the trellis for them to climb on.

By julie collins on June 7, 2014 Categories: Gardening, Seed Starting Project

Seed Starting Project: EarthBoxes Planted

photo (38)We planted our seedlings and put them outside this week. We have 4 EarthBoxes with the following: 2 tomatoes; 4 cucumbers; 6 peppers and 6 basil plants and they are on the southwest corner of the library.

Green Committee members planting EarthBoxes.

Green Committee members planting EarthBoxes.

Setting them up outside.

Setting them up outside.

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By julie collins on May 30, 2014 Categories: Gardening, Seed Starting Project

Seed Starting Project: Seedlings Hardening Off

photo (35)The plants have been enjoying some fresh air and sunshine. And they have also been experiencing some cool (under 50 degrees) nighttime temperatures and some elevated wind conditions. They are almost hardened off completely and we are planning to plant them out next week. Today is the first day they were in the sun for most of the day.

Here they are enjoying some time at the picnic table!

Here they are enjoying some time at the picnic table!

 

By julie collins on May 22, 2014 Categories: Gardening, Seed Starting Project

Seed Starting Project: Plants in Transition

 

This is what they looked like just before they were removed from the light.

This is what they looked like just before they were removed from the light.

This is the sad empty table today...

This is the sad empty table today…

Yesterday the plants were removed from the light table in the lobby of the Library. They were taken to the home of a Green Committee member to be “hardened off” and become acclimated to conditions outside so they can be planted in the next two weeks or so.

The seedlings will be taken outside for a few hours a day to start, out of direct sunlight. Gradually we will increase the number of hours outside and start to put them in the sun for increasingly longer intervals.

A good rule of thumb for judging when to plant outside in the garden is when the night time temperatures consistently stay above 50 degrees. These plants will be kept indoors at night until that threshold is reached.

The entire process generally takes about two weeks.

By julie collins on May 14, 2014 Categories: Gardening, Seed Starting Project