Happy President's Day. 5 years ago at 6 am my eldest was born, on President's Day. Don't ask me how he gets a holiday twice in 5 years, but oh well, I'm not complaining. That way I didn't need to take a day off work to be with the family. We had tons of fun, cake and ice cream. I always figure you need to give the kids cake and ice cream before they go run around instead of after. Of course I was overruled. Anyway, twas a fun day!
Well, now I've got 3 of my 6 tomato seedlings under my lights upstairs. That and I've had 24 hours of seeing how my light set-up works. I'm worried that my seedlings are going to bake under those lights. Even with the door closed off providing no heat to the room, the ballast alone boosted the temperature to 75 degrees under the lights. The low for the night last night was 60, but with the door closed it may drop to the low 50s. Is that range ok for growing seedlings?
I'm still trying to figure out how best to water these things. Now that I've got seedlings up, I could probably top water. How do you normally do it? I know EG uses larger cups underneath that can be filled with water to water from below. I may just have to pick some up at the store for that purpose. Plastic coctail cups would work well I think. I don't want to flood my tray like I do with the Pyrex casserole dish I use on top of the fridge.
Otherwise, I sincerely hope you had a great weekend and got a chance to do SOMETHING for your garden.