At first the seedlings weren't much of an inconvenience. It was pleasant to wake up in the morning and integrate watering the plants with my routine of stoking the wood stove, feeding the dogs, nursing the baby and preparing breakfast for myself. But now that we have soooo many transplants (approx.200), I spend a lot of time on watering. Being under intense light to ensure they don't grow leggy and spindly dries them out. I water at least twice a day and then spray them with mist even more frequently. Well, here is our set up. It looks crazy, but it's working. You can see the lights are very close to the plants to increase the intensity. We turn off the circular light at night. We noticed some of the leaves were curling on the cucumbers and tomatoes, suggesting too much heat.
I've also posted the latest progress on the greenhouse/shed/cabin.
urbanrootsgarden.com, “Urban Roots,” a ‘how-to’ inspirational documentary on urban vegetable gardening.
Three dynamic gardeners are profiled who share their personal stories on living a more self-sustainable lifestyle. They provide tours of their garden while discussing practical information on how to grow specific crops. The gardeners cover the basics from preparing soil to harvest, provide new ideas on veggies to grow, and discuss raising chickens in the city. The documentary was filmed entirely in Nelson, profiles Nelson gardeners and features the music of Adham Shaikh. The running time of the film is 40 minutes.