These were grown in small trays under the grow lights that I got for Christmas last year. They have not yet seen sunlight. I will probably move them to the greenhouse in a couple of weeks when our fall tomato crop is through bearing.
I am so impressed on how good our plants look germinating and starting their life under the lights. I also have lettuce, spinach, Kale and Swiss Chard started for an early spring garden.
I plan to grow lettuce under them during the hot summer time when it's too hot to grow lettuce outside.
Here is Sveta picking and eating some of the cherry tomatoes in the greenhouse.
On January 5, I started some broccoli, cauliflower and letter for our early spring garden under my grow lights. Within a week, the plants were already up and ready to be separated.
I was shocked at how many seeds germinated. I think it was 100% So I made some newspaper pots and separated them out.
I cleaned out or fall lettuce and placed as many in the tubes to grow as I can. The rest I put into treys to water by hand. The other side of our greenhouse tubes is full of broccoli ready to harvest.
I was shocked that I think I have over 150 broccoli plants and a couple dozen cauliflower. We love broccoli but I may have to give some plants away! They are perking up quickly. I also cleaned out our lettuce. I had about 4-5 cuttings off of them. Look at the roots they generated! Even the little broccoli plants were about 1" tall but had 3-8" roots already growing.
You can see one of our floating beds of lettuce still has some to harvest in the next week or two. Otherwise, I have new lettuce starting. We put water with organic nutrients in the bottom. . .
We use a fish aquarium aerator in the water and put styrofoam on top where I set the plants in. It is a great system! You watch it grow and harvest!
Here's my greenhouse harvest from Saturday, January 4th! Almost 1/4 bushel of great tasting, organically grown greenhouse tomatoes and Swiss Chard! This fall's tomato crop is wonderful and we should have tomatoes for four more weeks!
Our broccoli in the greenhouse is almost ready as we are finishing up the broccoli from the fall garden. It has been tremendous!
This is my harvest from our greenhouse this morning. Our fall Greenhouse tomatoes are wonderful and a lot of fruit was set. The greens are Swiss chard, the largest leaves from two plants. Our greenhouse broccoli is starting to head. What good food!