Starting Early

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Last year we had a heated greenhouse for the winter, extra light, extra everything including a massive power bill for all our efforts. This year we decided to shut the greenhouse down and just leave some herbs out there and let them eventually die off when it got too cold. However, Mother Nature and her infinite sense of humor, decided that Salt Lake City would forego winter all together. Well at least for pretty much all of January and its’s now looking like February as well.

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Last year we started our seedlings in a grow chamber in the greenhouse. This year that grow chamber is currently in our kitchen and pumping away. That’s right we caught the bug to start early (maybe too early). It’s hard not to dream when the temperatures are in the high 50’s and low 60’s during the day.

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Anyways our house has been transformed into a giant seedling growing operation. When Forest introduced the idea I was not so psyched about my whole downstairs and part of our bedroom turned into seedlings, but I can say it’s pretty awesome to see them pop up and I find myself taking breaks from writing during the day to check out the seeds.

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So Forest wins one this time (he wins a lot) I am totally use to half the house dedicated to the early starts of a new growing season. I am dreaming of the lettuce, kale, cabbage, broccoli, basil and more growing in the living room already!

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