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Florida Backyard Skip to Content ↓ All images ? Daniel & Stacy Tabb and Boondock Studios Mar 31st, 2013 · 1 Comment It froze here last week. Three times. It froze here the two weeks before that, too. Tomato seedlings shouldn't be this color, you know: But they're still standing, and there's new growth, so maybe - just maybe - I won't have to restart them...three MONTHS past the optimum starting time. Meanwhile, the Meyer lemon tree raises a leafy, green middle finger to Ms. Nature and her frigidity: "Frost? How about MORE BLOOMS!!!" You go, Meyer. See also: dirty fingernails Print This Post Jan 21st, 2013 · 1 Comment The bathroom is just no place to start seeds. Well, the starting goes ok...it's the growing thereafter that's problematic. Not enough light produces leggy seedlings...all stem and very few leaves, as they try desperately to get closer to the light source. This shoves the leaves into contact with the moisture-laden ceiling of the seed tray cover, which then causes rot. So, yes, with a few exceptions, I'm restarting everything I started a few weeks ago, now properly setup in the garage with a true grow light. It's a purchase I should have made years ago, and honestly, not very expensive at all. Amazon has the light fixture for about $22, and the bulbs were purchased at Lowe's for about $7 each. The table came from Wal-Mart, and couldn't have cost more than $20. Do yourself, and your seedlings, a favor, and get good light! Meanwhile, in the back yard, the seeds we "discarded" in the compost pile are...well... Yeah, those are pumpkins. The same pumpkin variety that yielded this monster a few years ago. It's going to be an interesting spring! See also: dirty fingernails Print This Post Jan 9th, 2013 · Add a Comment Everything (that has been started thusfar) is up except the watermelons and two of the peppers. What possessed me to start the watermelons indoors? In January??? I'm going to put it down to spring fever and leave it at that. More seeds incoming, f...