Friday night I made six Mokum and six Sugar Snax carrot seed mats, with 30 seeds at 2" spacing (180 seeds per variety, 360 seeds total). Of course, these won't be planted for another 2 1/2 months, but I was bored.
Black Seeded Simpson lettuce seedlings. I'll try to grow these indoors. I've not had much luck doing this in the past, but "If at first you don't succeed......" LOL!
Walla Walla, Copra and Red Grano onion seedlings in various stages of growth. These (and the lettuce seedlings) will soon be moved out to the garden shed, where it will be much cooler for them. I need to buy a couple more lights before I can move them out.
The KFC Go Cups are working great for tomatoes! These are Mini Gold, which I plan to try to grow to fruiting inside. I did that a few years ago, with pretty good success.
1/6 Planted one pot Red Sails lettuce and one pot Wild Garden Mix lettuce. Placed in plant window. All RS seeds germinated within 3 days. WGM had just one seed germinate by 1/9, a second one emerged 1/15 and a third on 1/19. These plants were thinned to one in each pot and grown on windowsill (outside on sunny days). 1/18 accidentally broke stem on RS while watering. Pushed soil up around break, will see if it survives. 1/22 broken RS plant is thriving.
1/9 Planted one KFC container with 4 Mini Gold tomato seeds. Plan on growing them to the fruiting stage inside. #1 germinated 1/14. #2 germinated 1/15. 1/31 growing well and looking healthy.
1/14 Planted seed mat of 120 Red Grano onion seeds in plastic shoebox. Germination began 1/18 (4 days). Germination rate excellent. Gave first trim 1/27.
1/15 Set up seed starting shelves in laundry room. Got lettuce and tomato seedlings under lights, onion seeds on rope light to germinate.
1/18 Planted seed mat of 100 Red Grano onion seeds in plastic shoebox. Warm in laundry room under lights, will not use rope light for bottom heat. Germination began 1/22 (4 days). Germination rate excellent. Gave first trim 1/31.
1/21 Planted long container, 20 seeds, of Black Seeded Simpson for growing under lights. Germination began 1/24 (3 days). Thinned to 10 strongest.
1/22 Planted seed mats of 100 (each) Walla Walla and Copra onion seeds in plastic shoeboxes. Copra germinated 1/27 (5 days). WW germinated 1/28 (6 days). Germination rate excellent for both varieties.
1/23 Planted 4" pot of parsley. Very old seed.
1/25 Planted seed mats of 100 (each) Walla Walla and Copra onion seeds in plastic shoeboxes. Copra germinated 1/30 (5 days). WW germinated 1/31 (6 days). Germination rate excellent for both varieties.
1/31 Made six Mokum and six Sugar Snax carrot seed mats, 30 seeds @ 2" spacing (180 seeds per variety).