Monthly Archives: February 2018

Wake up…wake up!! It’s time to start the 2018 garden seedlings!

Hi Everyone, it’s that time of year to start the first seedling for the 2018 Pacific NW gardens! I absolutely love this time of year, don’t get me wrong, but just knowing in a few month’s I’ll be outside digging in the soil makes me just a little giddy (that sounded weird…coming from you Mr. Sasquatch). 🙂

This weekend I transitioned the lower half of our large led grow tent from lettuce greens over to the new plant propagation/seed starting area. Here’s a list of the components introduced for the 2018 season (some of which were re-purposed)

  • 1 – 48″x20″ Heat mat with digital thermostat controller (with probe)
  • 1 – 48″L x 30″W x 1″H Dog Crate Replacement Pans (used as the drip pan for seedling trays/containers)
  • 2 – T8 LED 5000k light fixtures (2 T8 bulbs in each fixture)
  • 2 – 300w LED Roleadro Grow Light Full Spectrum 2nd Generation Plant Light (these were already hanging here for the Asian greens previously growing under the bench)

Here’s a photo of the entire seed starting/grow area setup in the large grow tent. The first seedlings in the photo are eggplants:

Seedling growing area inside large grow tent

Seedling growing area inside large grow tent

Close-up of new seedling growing area in the large grow tent

Close-up of new seedling growing area in the large grow tent

We’ll it’s time to get back to work! On the urban homestead as well as my day job. 🙂

See y’all again next week, be safe and keep on growing.

Snow-maggedon continues…is that the Abominable Snowman?

Hey everyone, well we got another dumping of snow last night (around 3 inches) and we think we even saw the Abominable Snowman looking around wondering what was happening that we’re getting this kind of weather in February. 🙂

With that it’s another work from home day, glad I have a computer software job that allows this kind of telecommuting. I got up early this morning and took some photos of the backyard to share with all of you:  Continue reading

Snow? Snow?! Snow!! on the urban homestead…

Hi Everyone, the weekend after returning from the business trip was a busy one. Getting all the plants back up from desert-mode and working on the homestead bedroom remodel was front and center, but by Monday (President’s Day 2018) we started seeing this white stuff falling from the sky! What the heck is that?! Is that snow!!!

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