Wednesday, March 19, 2014

seedlings


Sweet peas!
It's been an unusually cold March so far, even for Maine, but with the seedlings getting a solid start indoors and tomorrow's first day of spring forecast for rain and temperatures in the 40s, I'm feeling hopeful.  Here's what some of the little flower plants are looking like today, the last day of winter!
Godetia
Orlaya's impressive cotyledons
Snapdragons looking forward to being transplanted into bigger soil blocks today
 
Three successions of stock at one, two and four weeks old
Craspedia
Tiny lavender is the CUTEST
  
This 10' x 60' caterpillar tunnel is the next destination for the seedlings.  We reconstructed it on Sunday and built a hotbed inside using straw bales and horse manure.  Once the hotbed really warms up in the next few days, I'll move the seedlings out to the tunnel where they'll grow until they can be planted outside in the ground.  Yay for springtime and all the flowers to come!