Sunday, March 19, 2017
Seedling Update March 19
Weather: sunny 45F
Temp in pop up greenhouse at noon, 84 degrees
Tomatoes: all but three cells up, replanted those cells a week ago with a new variety. Plants thriving, stocky, with first set true leaves. Got weak organic balanced fertilizer this weekend.
Peppers: Six are up, all fresher seed. Replanted the rest this week. Weak fertilization given and replanted cells without sprouts. Not on bottom heat and doing OK
Basil: 100% up. Starting to thin.
Eggplant: One up with no bottom heat. replanted the rest.
Lettuce; cauliflower and most broccoli: its all up, now with first set true leaves. Days and some nights outside in popup greenhouse now. Thinned
Purple peacock broccoli: 10% germination. replanted.
Onions and Shallots. Old seed. Doing terrible. about 50% up. replanted. Germination testing on two seed packs. Got a haircut and weak fertilizer this weekend
Chard: 100% but leave style seems variable. May need to partially replant to get the colors I want
Celery: Up but not thriving. Replanted
Purple potato seed: 10% survival. Out of seed. I bought seedling potatoes for this year will go back to fresh seeds next year.
Various flowers: Stretched and about 50% germination. Need to be replanted.
Chamomile: 0% germination. tossed seed pack and replanted with fresh seed.
Malbar spinach. Up and looks OK
Stevia: 100% germination but all died. Will not replant.
I have to go to Singapore for business for a week soon. I don't really trust the spouse and the teenagers to take care of the seedlings so the next ten days will be all about getting everyone optimized for a week of neglect.
Posted by Stacy at 1:27 PM