Monday, March 10, 2008
I have seedlings!!!
I'm so excited!!! Just over a week after I planted my seeds and most of them have sprouted. So far I can see some of the basil (photo above), one of the lettuce (Rouge d'Hiver), silverbeet, oregano and cauliflower. The other lettuce (Freckles Bunte), parsley and broccoli are yet to make an appearance.
I've being doing a little happy dance :) That's the first time I've managed to germinate little seeds - I'm fine with big ones like peas that just go in the ground, but these ones needed nurturing :) Now to keep them alive until they're big enough to plant.
My set up was quite simple - I planted the seeds in seed-raising mix in egg cartons with holes poked in the bottom. That looked to be drying out too much so after the first couple of days I covered them with a sheet of clear plastic to make a little glasshouse (held down with a couple of spare pots). Then just watered them a bit more every day. Looks like a winner!!