Wednesday, January 25, 2012

January 25 . . . Growth of greenhouse plants

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A 10-day update on the growth of the greenhouse plants. The last update was January 15.

These are the seedlings to the right of the entrance door. The seeds were planted on July 23 and transplanted to the gallon pots on September 24, so they are now about 6 months old.

These are the seedlings left of the entrance door. They are about 1 month younger than the seedlings on the right bench.

These are the left center bench looking from the rear of the greenhouse. They were started in peat pots about two week later than the first bunch and were the last to be transplanted to gallon pots on October 18, almost a moth later than the ones first planted.

This is the right center bench, image taken from the front of the greenhouse. The plants show considerable growth in just 10 days. The dormants are not quite as evident as in previous post.

This image is the right center bench taken from the rear of the greenhouse. Compare it to the image in an earlier blog page.

Just a word about lights. As you can see in some of the above images, I have 2 1000 watt high pressure sodium lights over each center bench. I have used these in the past, having them come on for about 4 hours in the middle of each night. As of last year, I only used them for 1 hour each night, having them come on about 6:00 AM and go off about 7:00 AM. This one hour in the morning helped the blossoms open completely and they were open when I wanted to hybridize.

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