Friday, February 19, 2010

Operation New Lighting

The seedlings have been growing for a little while now and things are not looking so well. In my professional opinion the seedlings seem to be getting stringy. Stringy plants make for weak plants. I am not sure if it is to late now or not but I am changing up the lighting a little in hopes that it will strengthen the plants.

I went to Lowe's today and got everything that I needed minus the wood to make a grow light setup with two, two foot grow lights. This will hopefully give them adequate light. The light bulbs are in a green wrapper and call aquarium/ plant bulbs, and the baluns are in the electrical just get the cheap one and then get an extension cord with out a female end just bare wire and you will be good to go.

The artichoke and spinach is just now starting to come up so we will see how they do as they didn't have to suffer under the inadequate light.

Artichoke seedlings just emerging

spindly lettuce, bok choi, and spinach

Spinach seedlings

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