Season is getting by me very fast!! We have daytime temps in the high 60's / low 70's, night time no lower than 40's for the rest of the ten day forecast. By then it will be end of Feb and we will be only two - three weeks from average last frost. So maybe we have already had our actual last frost. (Or maybe not-- last year we had a very mild winter, but the worst freezes of the winter were around Mar 7-10. three nights in a row around 22 deg F. Killed a lot of stuff off.)
Anyway I've been planting! Potted up are broccoli, cabbage, artichokes, annual salvia. The broccoli has been outside hardening off for a couple days and will get planted in the ground pretty soon. Sprouted are impatiens, nicotiana, yarrow, dill, sunflowers, green basil, summer savory.
Planted under lights are coleus, lobelia, thai basil, purple basil, and today I planted four varieties of pepper! (donkey ears, Anaheim chili, early jalapeno, and Calif wonder).
Back to having seedlings that grow well, since I got rid of the LED's! But I needed two more fluorescent tubes. I got ones that said bright white for work spaces. (T8 tubes). They give off way too much heat! I have never seen fluorescent tubes that give off so much heat. I'm afraid my little plants will cook under them. I don't have a very good set up (yet?) for being able to raise the lights very far above the plants.
Seeds direct sown in the garden: kale, chard, lettuce, spinach, carrots, snow peas, and today I planted seed potatoes, Red Nordland.