We have seedlings coming out our ears right now. Here’s a picture of our hydroponic area in the basement:
There are so many seedlings that they don’t even come close to fitting into the actual hydroponic trays. A lot of them are just sitting around the edges, getting the benefit of the grow light (plus the window that is right behind them), but being watered manually. In addition to this, we have four more trays of seedlings that are hanging out on top of the washing machine, getting light from a window in the laundry room. We literally have hundreds of seedlings, and the ones in the hydroponic tray are getting dramatically bigger ever since we added ladybugs to the mix. We have to wait until the second week in May before we can plant most of this stuff outside. Hopefully there won’t be any plagues of locusts or huge hailstorms after that!
It is so rewarding to see our little seedlings growing. We have quite a few things planted outside too, and are starting to see spinach and onion sprouts out there. Nothing showing yet in the pea, potato, and asparagus beds, but I’m patiently waiting. We have rhubarb that we transplanted from my parents’ house, and it’s adapting nicely to our yard. We also have buds and/or tiny leaves on a lot of our fruit trees and berry bushes. After so many months of seeing nothing but brown, grey, and white when we looked out at our backyard, it’s awesome to look out and see green – and it’s getting greener by the day.
Hope you’re all having a wonderful Monday!