Thursday, March 10, 2011

What's growing on?

Here's a few pics from The Beer Garden grow room. The basil, thyme and oregano are growing well in the beer mugs. We have harvested them many times since starting the seed back in December. The celery (in the last pic near the back) takes the longest to grow. It's recommended that you start celery seed indoors 12 weeks before your last frost date. I started these in February again and they seem to be growing slow but steady. The Nasturtiums are growing like weeds. I had to transplant them after just a couple of weeks. Last week we sowed 511 pepper seeds and countless other herbs that I can't even remember at the moment. Now we are on to the tomatoes. In all, there will be 600+ tomato plants if I can find room for them all in the greenhouse. My goal is to get most of the plants moved into the greenhouse by March 20th. Last year we started up on March 4th but the propane proved to be too expensive when the temps dropped for several weeks. Having the grow room with more lights this year should really help increase production though. If you've been following the blog, you know we definitely need increased production this year. Now, let's just pray for nice warm weather.


  1. Whoa whoa whoa. I can plant herbs in glasses and it's okay? Do tell! I'm guessing they'd need to be kept indoors to prevent flooding during a rain. We have a ton of glasses, many of which are beer mugs that don't get used often.

  2. Dietplaid,
    These are more for a windowsill herb garden that you can keep indoors year round.
    I put decorative rocks in the bottom of each glass for drainage. I didn't really know if it would work but so far, so good.

  3. Great! I'm definitely going to try this then. I've always wanted to grow herbs indoors, especially because fresh basil is prohibitively expensive sometimes.