Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Update on my seedlings

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I decided to buy a shelf for my seed starting area rather than build something.  My time is pretty precious right now and I found this awesome deal on amazon.com.  This shelf was only $29 dollars, and it is nice and sturdy.  It was so easy to put together too.  I wish I would have bought a couple of these units because now the price is listed at almost $50.  The beauty of it is that even through it is almost 5 feet tall with all four shelves,  you can make it smaller if you need to, which is what I did.  I only needed three shelves to fit under my cabinet. 

I have moved my seedlings under my grow light for the last few days.  I had several tomatoes germinate in like 5 days.  I was waiting for this shelf to arrive and man they shot up quick.  Now I know what it means to have "leggy seedlings".  Luckily I planted so many and some haven't germinate yet.  So I can get rid of the leggy ones if I need to and just keep the good ones.  We will see how they do.

This is the shelf, I am very satisfied for the money I spent.

Fits perfect in my little seed starting area in my laundry room.

As you can see, the ones that germinated early got leggy. 

5 comments:

Jenny said...

Your "leggy" tomatoes can fill out and still grow nicely now that they're under full light :) Love the new table setup!

Annie's Granny said...

I don't mind leggy tomatoes at all. After they get a few true leaves, pot them up into larger containers (I use 16 oz. plastic drinking cups with a hole in the bottom for drainage) and bury every bit of that long stem down into the potting mix. Roots will grow all along the stem, making a nice sturdy plant. I've done the same with peppers and brassicas, all with good results.

Grrrr...I'm never going to make it past the CAPTCHA words this time :-( Why, oh why did Blogger do this to us?

Kris said...

Jenny - Thanks, I am really happy with the table too. I hope I can use some of these tomatoes. I will probably give some away too.

Granny - Thanks for that tip. I guess that is what I will be doing then. I don't know why blogger had to make two verification words either. It wouldn't be so bad if they weren't so hard to read.

Jenny said...

Kris - you can disable verification. It's under Settings - Comments - scroll down and check No for Show Word verification

Kris said...

Jenny, thanks for that information. I have disabled it now.