Saturday, February 16, 2013
Journal February 16, 2013
This should have been a common practice all winter, but without Ava here to remind me I completely forgot about growing flowers along with the lettuce.
The grand rapids seedlings are a mixed batch, some being OK, and some being substandard. The seeds are dated 2009, so I guess it is time to toss them and purchase new seeds.
I think going forward I will purchase a few varieties of lettuce each spring, when the seed is fresh, staying with those varieties until the following spring. There are probably close to a hundred varieties of lettuce seed in my freezer presently, some of which are five years old. It is a case of growing a few of each variety, and moving on to another, and another, and another variety, which was a waste of seed
The LED grow light for system 4 is selectable, with the choices being: vegetative, flowering, or both. I always opt for both, as I like a lot of light during all stages of growth.