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!