Phew. We’ve had our work cut out for us this weekend! April brings so much to the gardening season every year!
Yesterday was a massive seeding day, we dropped in nearly 240 new seeds into the soil! A few veggies, for sure, but 8 weeks to last frost is super heavy on the flower front! Today, we got a huge amount of transplanting done. Our peppers and tomatoes were ready to bring forward, as well as a few miscellaneous things we sowed back in March.
Things are really starting to ramp up here at Frosty Garden. We’ve got our second growing space active now. We use temporary 2×6 tables to expand our indoor growing space as this time of the season is still too chilly to heat our greenhouse against. (Plus, it still has 3 feet of snow on it!) We use quantum board LED’s from Horticultural Lighting Group to light these tables, sipping a mere 90 watts each. We learned the hard way we needed two of these tables, for those seasons when the weather just is not cooperating. So far, this season is turning to be “one of those” with no relief from freezing temperatures in sight over the next 10 days.
We’re hopeful that we’ll be able to start our hardening off processes quite soon! It’s still a bit dicey here, weather wise, we really need some solid 40+ degree days to do it. We keep a close eye on the weather during this time of the year, we want to shift towards the outdoors as soon as it’s feasibly possible.
Also, thanks to everyone who showed up for our livestream yesterday. Also those who checked it out afterwards. We had a lot of fun doing it, it was pretty cool to see it shift from “our production” to “your production” mid stream.