This year I'm experimenting with under-heating and am using this DIY set up - old Christmas lights under and spot lights over. My first tray is done (two types of tomatoes, green onions, anaheim peppers, & purple cauliflower), working on the second this weekend. It feels good to smell that dirt from the seed starter mix. By the way, I use a purchased seed starter mix, mixed with some additional gypsum, and fertilize with a weak fish-emulsion and water. Lets see how that works.
from John's 60th birthday party! That was some fun karaoke!
Used this zone map:
We're in zone 8, somewhere between 8a and 8b.
Used this zone frost dates:
|USDA Hardiness Zone||First Frost Date||Last Frost Date|
|1||July 15th||June 15th|
|2||August 15th||May 15th|
|3||September 15th||May 15th|
|4||September 15th||May 15th|
|5||October 15th||April 15th|
|6||October 15th||April 15th|
|7||October 15th||April 15th|
|8||November 15th||March 15th|
|9||December 15th||February 15th|
|10||December 15th||January 31st (sometimes earlier)|
|11||No frost.||No frost.|