The plants were quickly running out of room, I think the tomatoes are plotting world domination.
So, today’s supply run to Grande Prairie included a new set of shelves (only $35 from Costco) and the last 2, 3ft lights from Home Depot (I wanted to buy 4). This gives me 5 out of 7 possible shelves with lighting for my mini indoor greenhouse.
Thankfully it was leftover night, because as soon as we got home, the shelves went up, and were wrapped in the last of the vapor barrier bits we had left over. I hung the lights, and moved everything but the tomatoes over. I spaced the overcrowded tomatoes out, which let me see that not 100% are thriving: there’s a couple plants that are rather stunted, but still growing, and a few that aren’t quite enthusiastic as others at trying out for the Fastest Growing Tomato Award, but also growing alright. Overall though, they’re definitely planning domination.
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This weekend will including getting the long planters I bought a couple weeks ago, filled with dirt and herb seeds, and getting the rhubarb plant I picked up today, planted in a larger planter to be transplanted sometime in June.
It was 21c today. As wonderfully sunny and warm as it was, I have to admit I’m nervous about what this summer will bring us in terms of fires and drought after a pretty dry winter. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for some regular rain to help out.