Amaryllis and starting seeds indoors

Amaryllis and starting seeds indoors

We've still got mounds of snow here in Iowa, so it was pretty refreshing yesterday to buy some bags of dirt and get my amaryllis bulbs potted! I'd also gotten some ideas about buying some lights and a new shelf for starting seeds from a post here from last year and finally decided to get started this weekend. My dad gave me a ton of amayrllis plants. These were already planted when he dropped them off at Christmas, and he also gave me 8 or 9 more in a bag. I'd also gotten one as a Christmas gift from my uncle, but when I opened the box it was rotten and stinking. blegh. I think it may have frozen. Amaryllis pot #1. 3 buds so far, and they look smaller than I remember. amarylis_2 Nine more! (amaryllis overload!) Besides these I have yet another pot with two large ones and two offshoots. planting amarylis 2 My plant setup in the basement. plant light setup Right now it's basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, and a silly $1 teeny clay pot of alyssium from the Target dollar bin. I may be jumping the gun but the overload of snow here is getting way too depressing. In a few weeks I'll start some veggies and flowers. Right now I have a 2700k and a 6500k bulb... I looked around online but never really found specifics for what temperature bulb was best. A lot of website just said 'standard flourescent' but with all the 'daylight' bulbs and warm and cool bulbs I wasn't sure exactly what 'standard' is anymore. I also put some boards under the pots so they're closer to the lights than in this photo.
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