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Hardening off vegetable transplants

I grow all of my vegetable transplants under fluorescent lights in my basement.  (To find earlier blogs on growing transplants under fluorescent lights, just search the blog for “fluorescent lights”.)  Before planting them in the garden, these transplants must be…

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Starting transplants under fluorescent lights

Well, it’s just about time to turn on my fluorescent lights and start growing onion and cabbage transplants for the garden. Other cool season transplants get started later in February. In February 2013, I wrote a blog about germinating seed and growing…

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Hardening Off Vegetable Transplants, Season Extension

Well, I guess I knew that winter wasn’t entirely over, but will it change my plans to put in some early season broccoli, cauliflower and lettuce, not likely.  Monday, I set up one of my cold frames and loaded it…

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Fluorescent Lights, Seeds, Transplants

What to do on a cold January day?  I think I’ll finish replacing my old T-12 fluorescent fixtures in my light box with some new T-8 troffers (commercial ceiling fixtures) that I purchased at a big box store last week.  In…

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Planting cool season transplants

    The somewhat unseasonable cool weather we have been having (29 degrees in Clarksville Thursday night) has made me postpone planting my spring broccoli and cauliflower.  While these plants will withstand cool weather, very cool weather causes them to form…

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Growing transplants under fluorescent lights

Well folks, its that time of year when a lot of gardeners thoughts turn to spring, regardless of the dusting of snow on the ground this morning or Paxutany Phil’s winter prediction tomorrow.  In six weeks, it will be time…

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Transplants for the Fall Garden

I know it’s hard to believe since the summer solstice is tomorrow, but it’s time to start your fall transplants for the fall vegetable garden. While a lot of fall vegetables (kale, spinach, lettuces, turnips, etc.) can be started from…

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