Monday, April 6, 2009

Veggies are Growing

After only 10 days, almost all of our tomatoes and green onions are growing in their peat pots in our den. They are sitting on their warming pad and under their grow light. The tomato plants are almost three inches tall. You can almost see them grow, they are growing so fast. I don't know how much longer we will be able to leave them in this growing tray. We purchased some large pots to put them in once they are ready to go outside, but we will be needing to make a temporary change into a smaller pot before they will be hardy enough to go outside.

Today we are in the upper 60's to lower 70's, but this is not the norm for this time of year here, so I know it will be at least 4-6 weeks before we will be able to put our tomatoes outside. The soil is in the 30's at night, but into the 70's during the day. The green onions will be able to go out as soon as they are about 3 inches tall, but not until we are closer to the last average frost for here, which is closer to Mother's Day. In a week or two, we will plant some more seeds inside so they will be ready to go outside by the first of June. We are so excited for our garden this year. We are much more prepared than we have ever been.


(sorry we don't have any photos, we don't have a camera anymore and I am not sure when we will be getting one.)

2 comments:

Exceedingly Abundantly said...

Lanita, I am so envious of your garden starts. We are putting our house on the market, so no garden this year. Maybe a few tomato plants and herbs in pots, but that's it. Thanks for keeping us updated on your progress. I am living vicariously through you (and learning some new things too!)

Blessings,
Sara

Lanita said...

Sara,
Definitely plant something in pots, even if they are only small ones. It is so awesome to watch God at work as they grow. It is also wonderful for us to teach our children of the miracle of the little tiny seeds that produce a bountiful supply. Like the parable of the seeds. I am glad you are learning from what we are doing. You will inspire me to be even more successful then. :)