The other day (18th December, to be exact) I sowed some seeds for the salad mix called Mesclun, and put them in my "Growlight House" to bring them on rapidly. They germinated in about 48 hours:
With the warmth and light provided by the Growlights, the seedlings have indeed grown quickly, and are now approaching the "Baby Leaf" stage, at which I will be able to start cropping them:
You can clearly see the different types of seedling in the mix now, including endives, chervil, rocket and (the best-looking one) a red-stemmed chicory of some sort:
Alongside the Mesclun have been three "Little Gem" lettuce, which had been reluctant to grow.
Now look at them:
I'm not sure what to do with these lettuces. They will probably end up being part of the "Baby Leaf Salad" along with the Mesclun. If I were to plant them outside I suspect they would just revert to sulk mode and do nothing.