Well, it’s been another week for my indoor winter grow, and things have really changed!
The tomatoes are going bananas! Or nuts. Or whatever food metaphor you prefer – in short, they’re hauling ass. It’s crazy how much they’ve grown in a week. Overall, the plants in soil have really impressed me.
The lettuce and basil plants are also taking off, while the cilantro and chives are a little slower. A lot of the cilantro plants have grown a very thin stem and are falling over – I’m hoping I can just bury them a little deeper in soil and stand them straight up. The lone rosemary plant (I feel like it needs a name at this point – I’m thinking Billy) is still moving at a glacial pace, but as long as Billy stays alive, I’m happy. The peppers are coming along as well; they’re almost ready for a transplant. I’ll be sending a few of them to the space buckets I built to see how they do under different color temperatures.
The hydro plants have hardly grown, but they are responding to stronger nutrients. I’ve noticed new, green growth on the tomatoes, and the rest of the plants seem to be slowly coming alive as well. I think they’re going to take off soon and grow like crazy. I’m concerned the coco cilantro won’t make it, but send along all your hopes and prayers and likes and shares and we’ll all get through this together.
That’s it for now! Time to take the dog for a walk and enjoy the cold, dark, desolate Canadian winter air.