Six days after putting 80 spinach seeds into damp coffee filters to pre-sprout, all 72 soil blocks have been planted, and most are showing tiny seedlings. Germination was an excellent 90% on these Tyee spinach seeds from Fedco. I've left the remaining 8 seeds in the filter to see if it eventually hits 100%.
Five of the six containers of onion seedlings are looking great. The sixth is looking a bit wimpy, but I really think I'm going to have plenty of onions this year!
I only wanted 2 or 3 parsley plants, but three late-comers popped up last week after I seeded another pot, thinking only one was going to germinate from this planting.
Three days ago I put some Little Gem lettuce seeds into a damp coffee filter to test viability. The very next day they began to sprout, and I now have a dozen soil blocks planted and already growing (thank you for the seeds, Daphne). Pre-sprouting worked so well with these lettuce seeds, I started coffee filters of
four five more varieties today, and I'm busy making another 42 51 soil blocks for them.
I'll be picking some lettuce tomorrow The tomato plants need to be repotted, but I went to three stores yesterday and none had large bags of potting mix yet. No way am I spending $6 for a small bag, so hopefully they'll have big ones soon.