Finally! I have some seeds planted and under the lights!
(Pictures are sideways, but turn right side up when you click on them.)
The shelves are theoretically 47" wide, but my 48" fluorescent tubes fit in there just fine, even with zippers closed.
Last night it got down to freezing out and inside the garage it only got down to 48 (according to my in/out min/max thermometer). I never realized inside an unheated garage would make that much difference, never having had a garage before. It is attached to the house.
Now that some seeds are planted and the lights and heat mat are on, I put the thermometer sensor inside the greenhouse. Right now it is 48 deg and pretty breezy outside, "feels like" 44. That means inside the garage is probably well up in the 50's. Inside the greenhouse it is 73, with the only heat sources being 4 fluorescent tubes and the heat mat! Actually, when I opened the greenhouse to take the picture, it was SO hot and humid in there, I put the flap back down but did not close the zippers. I will leave it a little bit open until it gets colder out.
Impatiens, sapphire extreme mix
new guinea impatiens
broccoli, DeCicco Italian Green
celery, golden self-blanching
peppers, Tiburon poblano
petunia, grandiflora Blue Storm
Lots more to come!
The season has been getting ahead of me, while I work on building raised beds! I am only somewhere between 4-7 weeks until last frost. Early stuff needs to get in the ground; I am guessing it will get hot early here. I was out working in the yard on Feb 1 (nice) and mosquitoes were already out! (not so nice).