Winit shipping is usually about 5 weeks for me. Their tracking is useless in the US. It ends once the package reaches the POE. USPS China Post is much quicker. I just got one that came in 10 days. SpeedPAK only takes about two weeks.
I like the milk carton containers. They pack tight, give good depth and the plants can't root tangle if left for a few months til plant out. The bagged plants would all grow together into a big lump without separation.
I can send you a quarter inch of bags as an Int'l letter in the unmarked envelope containing the Valentine my wife gave me this morning. That will be cheap and at least you'd get to see the bags if you're not familiar with them.
I have no idea what I am going to do DW...I still need to start my tomater's and my bell peppers both of which we eat alot....THEn the various other stuff I wanted to start earlier this year as well. Alot of random vegis I can just window sill it if I have to. I have a feeling the very bottom shelf is going to come into play here this year, the light wont be as good but better then nothing.
Fortunately, I have plenty of nursery space for all my stuff even with cutting down from 24 plants per bin to 12 per bin to give them more space Still, I will be running at least two of the three areas until planting because of catch up light cycles and starting even more plants like my squashes and green beans. Some other stuff like herbs and lettuce will go into planter boxes when the time comes.
My big problem is gonna be trying to figure out where to put everything. My isolation peppers will grow in small pots away from the garden and some of the squashes will grow in tire beds. I'll put some peppers and tomatoes in my 15 gallon pots this year. .Sadly, I think I may do away with a few of my old timers I've overwintered for years.
SOOOOO...I saw this coming last week " A victim of your own success" -
I heard that Matt. I was just out surveying the best ways to add plants in the ground around the periphery of the bale patch. I've finished my inventory and I have 96 pepper plants and 35 tomato plants. Plus more still in the infancy stage.
That very well could be. It seems to be a mystery to just about everyone when it happens but when I noticed canoes on a couple of my plants the other day when feeding/watering, they were kinda dry due to the heat. It's largely resolved now.
Due to my method of starting seeds in smaller groups so they fit in the indoor Level 1 nursery until large enough to be bagged and moved out, I have a large range of plant sizes. They range from tiny little nubbins to plants that stand 10" above the dirt.
I think I'll reactivate the 2x3' Level 2 nursery that will hold two tubs of plants. Seems like a good idea to keep the little ones on 16-18 hours of light per day under the 1000W LED array and leave the larger ones in the Level 3 nursery while reducing their light period down to 12 hours under the 1200W LED array on the light mover. This should allow the smaller ones to catch up while slowing down the big 'uns that are already plenty large enough for transplanting outside next month sometime.
Edit: This gave me a fine opportunity to take inventory and cull some of the stuff I didn't care for. It gives me just about the ideal mix of pepper plants I was looking for with a few pepper plants still in the inside grow area.
96 plants total now in Level 2 and 3.
24 graded as small, 24 graded medium and placed in Level 2 with long days.
48 graded large in Level 3 (along with the tomatoes) that I'll cut back to 12 hours over the next few days.
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The first bunch of tomatoes I bagged up and moved out to the nursery are slowly coming along. These seeds were started Jan 17.
I finally got a few of those miserable pelleted seeds to pop. Not the ones I started normally with all these on Jan 17 but all the extras I put in the soaking wet coffee filters in a plastic sheet inside a jiffy dome on Jan 30. I'm surprised they didn't drown. So, out of dang near 100 of these fancyass pelleted seeds I may have 3 Independence Day and 3 Juliet Hybrid.
I still haven't received the replacement seeds Ferry Morse promised to send.
Sorry you fall down go boom but I'm liking your light show. Man, that's a party looking for a people to attend. I can't let my wife see your pictures cuz she'll be dragging my old ass off to a dance hall.