It's raining today! We've had very little winter snow or rain, which is usual for our area, and our sandy soil dries out very quickly after we do get a bit of precipitation. It's 46F outside, so I took advantage of the intermittent rain showers and sunshine, and put the few seedlings out for a nice drink.
Tiny leek seedlings, just six days after planting. They are actually more visible than they appear in the photo. They have been inside, under lights, all week. Today they will be moved to the cooler mini greenhouse in the garden shed.
Lettuces, planted five days ago. Little Gem, on the left, is slow in germinating. It is seed from 2010, so it may just be too old. Anuenue, in the center, is still tiny, but germination looks to be quite good. Red Sails, on the right, is the most robust and has 100% germination. These will also move out to the shed today to make room on the indoor shelves for the warm weather seedlings.
Three more varieties of lettuce were planted inside today: Yugoslavian Red Butterhead, Paris Island Cos and Buttercrunch. I still have eight more varieties to go, but they will probably be planted directly in the garden as needed.
I decided to start my peppers today too, as it's too rainy to do anything in the garden. I planted Early Jalapeno (3), Grand Bell Mixed Colors (8), Happy Yummy (4), Horizon Orange (3), Quadrato Rosso D'Asti (6), Red Marconi (6) and Quadrato Giallo D'Asti (3).