We Have Germination!

So far, my experiment has been a wonderful success. After being out of town for the DC Snowquester, I returned to find many of my seeds (planted last weekend) SPROUTED! Take a look:IMG_0287 IMG_0288 IMG_0289 IMG_0290 IMG_0291I moved all the seed-starting trays (and tupperwares) to the sun-room  They are now under three lights to help provide additional warmth and light for the new veggie-life. I have also been keeping up with my new garden journal and added in the dates of germination for the seeds that germinated so far.

It was a beautiful day, and I spent it daydreaming about the garden.

August Home Garden Update

Although the garden at my house was off to a late start this season due to the move, many of the plants are doing well. There are plenty of hot and sweet peppers, squash, and herbs. I’ve even spotted a couple cukes and melons growing.


Although these plants are only starting to fruit, my mind is moving on to the next season. I’ve started cabbage, pumpkin, and winter squash seedlings. While I know that it is really too late to start the squash, I thought it might be interesting to give it a try.

The Home Garden Information Center says it’s time to plant cool season vegetable crops like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, turnips, kale, mustard, spinach, lettuce, carrots, and beets. I’m looking forward to it!

I found an interesting series that has already started on the subject from the Prior Unity Garden. Anyone else have ideas and resources for fall and winter crops?