Thursday, May 1, 2008

Lettuce Gone Wild

I think my lettuce needs some help.



I went downstairs to the basement to check on my seeds - and overnight (or so it seems) all of the lettuce went wild. Really wild. Which is a good (?) thing as we would eat salads 7 days a week here (grilled chicken, steak, tacco, garden - you name it, my kids will eat it).



my wild lettuce

So I got out some pots and transplanted them. They all had 2 leaves on each stem but they were SO leggy. I had put like 7 or 8 seeds per peat pellet (the seeds were several years old) and I think every single seed germinated. So hopefully they will grow some more and sturdy up. Eventually I will thin them out, but for now they will survive. I did thin the head lettuce out to 1 head per pot - it's the leaf lettuce and romaine that went wild here.




Of course, now I am running out of room under my grow light with the bigger pots, so I am going to keep a close eye on them to make sure all are ok. If not, I'll break down and buy another grow light, but it's only a few more weeks until they can go out in the garden.



zillion tomatoes (okay, 45 sauce plants)

The good news is my peppers are starting to sprout. I brought them back upstairs - we close the heat vents in our basement, and I think it was a little too cold for them:(





It's 76 and sunny here - I'm off to make chicken parmesan for dinner.

Kris

2 comments:

The Kramer Family said...

You are such a pro! I wish my brain knew at least half of what you know about gardening. Wow. I'm already intimidated by our garden.

I'm glad the weather is great!
lyns

Lyn said...

Hi Kris,
I found your post at Rhonda's blog today. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

I love all your plants! I wish you much success with your garden.