Monday, February 25, 2008
Where do I put it?
This is my miniature nursery. The triffids in the row front are Morning glories and Moonflower vines growing like weed. In the eggshells you find tomatoes from seeds I've collected myself growing together with carrots, chives and sallat 'Tom Thumb' (normally they are shielded by my giant glas bell, but this photo was taken while I 'aired' them). The plastic box contains six plants of Fedia cornucopiae thriving like crazy. The terracotta pots in the background is the plants I repotted more than a week ago. They don't do as well as the new seedlings, and I suspect they need more light. It's easy to plant, but now I do need to put up more lamps and build that nursery bench I made such nice plans for.
In about a week I'll sow a new row of seeds. Then I have to move my first plants somewhere else. I already eye the best windows and count the flouroscent lampfixture I have (one). The thing is that the best window is placed two meter (2.2 yards) above ground and have a pointy top. I can't use the normal procedures for putting up a shelf and hang the lamps from it. But I have a plan! Tomorrow I'll balance on a stepladder while I screw brackets to the wall. Or, I may change my mind and use our plunge router for the first time. In either case: pray for me...