Things are looking pretty good down in Subterrainia. The toilet paper roll seed starter pots are doing their job and I've got more seedlings every day. I'm using those clear plastic boxes that salad greens come in as little greenhouses to keep the moisture levels up until the seeds sprout. I just wish they had domed lids so I could keep them in there a little longer!
So far I have Brandywine and Super Sweet 100 tomatoes and some arugula, which is planted directly in one of those containers. It's at perfect micro-green size. I also have some bell-type peppers and some Anaheim peppers planted but not yet sprouted. I've got a few other things still to plant.
The rule around here is not to plant outside until after Easter. I've got to get my beds ready and by then, the seedlings should be big enough to move outdoors. Under the lights the soil dries out pretty quickly so I have to mist everything daily. It's fun to go down there and putter around with my tiny garden. I over winter all my outdoor container plants down there too. Once they come out I'll have a lot more room. Because it gets so hot here in the summer I'm going to keep some things, like the lettuces and broccoli growing down there throughout the season. We'll see how it goes!
The worms are doing their part too, busily composting all of my scraps, which will help all my new little seedlings grow and produce.
Are you busy getting ready for Spring?