The First Flat


The first flat of seeds for this season was placed in the seed germination incubator. Seeds that were planted are broccoli, collards, kale, and spinach. They will remain in the incubator at an average temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit, and 16 hours of light daily, and moisture is applied as needed. When the seedlings have 1-2 sets of true leaves, they will be hardened off by gradually introducing them to the outdoor greenhouse during the day and bringing back to the incubator at night. This process takes about one week before the plants are ready to go into the garden.

Writer: Tom Myrick

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Tom Myrick

"When life kicks you in the butt, use it as energy for forward motion", Tom Myrick. I graduated from the Media Production Technology Curriculum at Tidewater Community College in 1988. Working as a professional Media Production Specialist/Photojournalist for most of my adult life, I became proficient in many aspects of multimedia production. In 2006, I completed the Master Gardener program and started attending horticulture classes at a local community college. Writing, photography, and gardening are passions of mine; altogether, a “marriage made in heaven". Having a diversified set of work skills and a lifetime of experience, I currently write for several online vegetable gardening publications and own a landscaping business. My mission is to encourage vegetable gardening throughout the world. Play in the dirt, Tom