Last weekend, I seeded my summer crops. As you can see, I’m having really good germination and early growth under the new grow lights. In these 28 pots, I have three types of cucumbers (Alibi, Green Slam, and Boothby’s Blonde), two melons (Yellow Doll watermelon and Ambrosia melon), two pumpkins (Small Sugar Pie and Cinderella) and two winter squash (Early Butternut and Small Wonder Spaghetti).
Also under the lights, the Golden Bantam corn is also starting to emerge. I’ve never grown corn and hear it can be tricky. We’ll see if it is worth the effort.
Here, in the upper right, you can see the repotted pepper seedlings that survived the attack of indoor cutworms. Since repotting these a few days ago, I’ve not had any new seedling damage. To the left of the pepper seedlings, there are two varieties of basil and below that a small tray of petunias. Everything under the new grow light system is doing well, when not bothered by insects that is.
Finally, our animal summer crop. Here you can see our three Golden Sex Link chicks. They are now two and half weeks old. Real feathers are starting to come in and they are beginning to look like awkward teenagers. Definitely not as cute as they were when they first came home, but they are growing nicely and doing well so far. Chirp chirp.