Grow lights for strawberries

Submitted by jimwcoleman
Strawberry starts

Here are the bare-root strawberries I purchased and potted Friday. It’s Sunday today (Go Ravens!) and these have been growing about three-quarters of an inch per day. I have them on a table near a back window of our home, with grow lights over them. The lights are on a timer – on at 9 a.m. and off at 11:30 p.m. Just about everything that ends up in the greenhouse or cold frames will go through this process until they can be moved out. It’s still the middle of winter here, so I don’t mind sharing part of my dining room with these berries. :)

Tomatoes and onions

Submitted by jimwcoleman
Tomato and onion starts

Here are the tomato and onion starts near our back window, beneath the grow lights! I have several tables set up – this is the one that gets the best light. The others, near the wood stove, are for seed germination. When the seeds sprout, they are moved here and then, later, into the greenhouse.

Young vegetable starts

Submitted by jimwcoleman
Vegetable starts

And here are more of the youngsters – still too young and tender to go into the greenhouse. Lots of tomatillos, peppers, onions and more!

It was a warm spring day here in Port Orchard, Washington, so I took the babies out for some sun. This weekend, the temperatures may hit near 70 degrees, so it’s going to be a good weekend for these young starts!

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