We're up to 10 hours and 17 minutes of daylight now and that will keep increasing each day so we're excited that we'll be able to produce more vigorous and productive crops soon. The winter months did allow us to grow some tasty food but the production is much less impressive when the days are shorter. Even the rooftop isn't as sunny as I expected it to be because of buildings and trees around us that block the sun during certain times of the day. That is all changing 2 minutes at a time and each day we are getting a little more of the precious sun back in our garden.
We started some seeds yesterday to prepare for an early spring planting and we are getting some warmer season seeds started now too. Now that we have a nursery license, I am starting some extra seeds to sell as well.
|Blue podded shelling peas|
|I'm using these handy 6 pack containers that I've been saving from my nursery visits|
|We invested in this small "greenhouse" from Costco.com to start our seeds in|
|"You can't grow chickens like that!" Where are my chickens?"|
- Purple peppers
- Purple basil
We're also going to get some zucchini, tomatoes and cucumbers going soon too. We'll have some for sale in a few weeks if all goes well.