Short post tonight. Snow is coming down something fierce. We don't get this much snow in a season, let alone multiple times. Gotta love the havvoc global warming creates!
I just had to share my successful watering technique for my tomatoes. I had sprayed the tops with my mister, but the rest of the 3 inches of Mel's Mix was dry. So I filled the dish they were sitting in with a half inch of water. Today all the water's gone and the plants wicked up the water. Very cool! I had been worried that they needed air and that I was doing something wrong, but so far so good. I'm not sure I'll do it again like that, but it is an effective way to water the plants.
Oh, and my timer works well. I checked when I woke up and sure enough, the light was on upstairs. I turned off the surge protector to save light and energy as my plants aren't up there yet. Temperature wise, it's 55 degrees up there with the door closed. It's 60 when I open the door, though I'm concerned the cats will eat my seedlings. I don't know if 50 degrees is enough for seedlings, or if the temperature under the lights will be warmer at all. I don't know. Experimenting will be in order I guess.
Enjoy your garden!