Thursday, February 12, 2009

seedling updates from 2/7

These pictures were taken on Sunday, so they are a week old, but here they are anyway. This tray was planted on 1/25, mostly with seeds gifted me by our friend Andrew. He gave us some artichoke seeds grown on plants last summer. This tray has been on a warmer. I'm not sure if that has helped or hindered. I planted about 20 artichoke seeds, and about 5 of them have germinated. The largest one in the center of this picture has its first set of real leaves now.


These are lettuces planted about 2/5. They sprouted real fast and are doing quite well. I'll move them to 2" block this weekend and take them out to the greenhouse.

This tray was planted on 1/25 with artichoke seeds purchased at Johnny Seeds, and they are doing quite well. Probably about 75-80% germination, and they had no heat.

Up this weekend: set up the second light station, and seed a whole lot more plants - mostly onions, leeks, and more lettuces. I'll also be transferring some plants out to the greenhouse.

9 comments:

Andrew S. said...

Interesting. I wondered how they would do. I directly sowed mine in the fall, so it will be interesting to see if they sprout in the spring.

Michael Farnworth said...

Nate, hope your boards are going well... just wanted to thank you for sharing your gardening journey with the rest of us. I am always impressed by your industry in bringing it all to fruition.

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Michael Farnworth said...

Flower House self-erecting portable greenhouse: Nate type this in ebay and check it out... I thought it looked interresting.

P~ said...

Nate, From what I've read, when using artificial lights I think you can drop the light until it is right at the top of the plants. Literally almost touching them. I wonder if that may help. Then again, on the other hand, some seeds need dark to germinate. btw, how do you like the soil cubes?
Paul~

Nate said...

P~
Eventually I'll probably end up doing a post on the soil blocks. They take some getting used to, but overall I like them so far. I do lower the lights. I just had them raised for the picture.
Nate

Michael Farnworth said...

Lets see some picture of the basement!

Jake said...

Nate, love what your doing..I'm down south here..in Hurricane, exploring these things also! I'm also from generations of farmers turned lawyers and doctors and bankers..I'm going back to the land! Love the soil blocks! Been saving up for some. Thanks for posting!

Michael Farnworth said...

I am tired os seeing the "same old" pictures.... :-(