|The new compost pile|
|The old compost pile|
And it's only been a couple of days and already the new pile is up to 116F.
Speaking of seedlings, I've decided I need to get serious about seed starting equipment. I just don't have enough room to get the successive waves of seedlings that I need, particularly if I'm going to keep up with the slugs! I need more space for them, and I need better lighting. I've seen first hand how much better full spectrum LED grow lighting is over the old-school fluorescent grow lighting for growing seedlings. I'm envisioning at least one set up of several shelves, each with its own grow light, but finding one that's the right shape, which is a long rectangle, looks like it's going to be hard, since most of what I'm seeing is either square, or shaped like a single flood light. Just because it's shaped like a flood light doesn't mean it actually floods light.
Spring is always a hard season for me. I want my garden to be up and running but the weather and pest pressures sure make it challenging!