Update on seedlings #2 batch May 2011
Monday, 16 May 11 Rainy 8°C / 46°F
I am not really good at following up… here are a few things related to this batch of seedlings. I lost too many, due to some of my laziness, and due to bad location (not enough light, not enough airflow)
Most of the plants that survived were potted up and divided among any pots I could find (sour cream, yogourt, almonds, cream cheese, feta, croissant, spinach, etc). None have been planted out yet, due to the really cold weather. Which means they are growing very slow and not growing really well due to lack of light.
Forgot to label some, so I have a few peppers, which I think are jalapenos, I don’t think any of the serranos or anaheim made it (old seeds).
Bad seeds, or just too old : none germinated.
Echinacea / Échinacée
Cumin, Anise: good germination, grew 2 inches (leggy), didn’t get to true leaves, they all died due to damp-off
Eggplant: I seem to have trouble growing these. I know the seeds are probably good, all the other seeds from this company “Jardins de l’Écoumène” have close to 99-100% germination rate.
Hyssop: only one seedling germinated. looks small, not growing too fast.
Chinese Lantern: so small, not much growth in the last month. They are about 1/2 inch high, and not moving… not dead yet though :)
I shouldn’t plant sunflowers this early, unless I have big pots to transplant them to.
Dill: most did well in the cell tray, until I repotted them, and then I lost 1, one turned purple (outside in a plastic covered shelf), a couple are struggling in their new pots, not really growing, very skinny. So, either due to me handling them or maybe the potting soil I used?
Fennel: i left the 2 in their original cell, I’m not sure how they handle transplanting in another pot. I know I can just transplant them in the garden with no issue. I am just unsure how long I can safely leave them in the cell.
What did well:
Almost everything else
Absinth / Absinthe: I can’t wait to see what these look like. They are very small, but they appear healthy (not pale, not dry, not leggy, not dying! :)
Marshmallow / Guimauve : same for this one, can’t wait to see these grow. One is leggy, one is dry and small, and the last one from this batch seems to be doing ok. I have other seedlings in another starter batch.
Amaranth (Giant Red): doing well. healthy, not leggy.
Nasturtium / Capucine: these do incredibly well and grow fast. No problems with them.
All the tomatoes, litchitomatoes, peas, beans, fennel did well.
will try to keep up to date better….
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First Wintersown Test Garden 2011 garden
Aneth / Dill (divided) Potting Up and Indoor Herb Garden 2012 garden
Indoor February 2012 garden , Indoor Herb Garden 2012 garden , and Indoor Hot Peppers garden
Indoor Herb Garden 2012 garden , Indoor Hot Peppers garden , and Indoor February 2012 garden