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Diggin’ in the dirt: Steps to gardening at this time of year
Go ahead and start seedlings. Be wise with this project, as seeds can be pricey and thus the amount dear. Ensure plenty of sunshine for their heads and warmth for their bottoms, and never let the soil dry out completely. If you feel that there’s not enough natural sunlight, hang a grow light on chains 2” above the trays. As the seedlings grow, keep raising the lights to ensure a consistent 2” head room. Warm, moist soil usually ensures good propagation results. A heating element can be purchased at most garden centers, through a catalog or online. They are a bit pricey, but worth the splurge. As the second, third, and fourth sets of leaves emerge, you may want to thin seedlings out.
The Scranton Greenhouse Project: A True Beacon of Health and Community
It’s easy for those of us who don’t spend time in greenhouses regularly to forget how warm they can get. However, even as the sweat beaded across my brow, I would have to insist that the warmest thing about my visit to the newly renovated Nay Aug greenhouse was the humble smile of the gracious Jane Risse, Executive Director of The Greenhouse Project.