I brought the pepper plant in the house, put it on the seedling heating pad, gave it a bit of warm water and it popped back to life. The rest of the plants seem to be doing well, except that some seem to be taking a little longer to germinate than I would expect. I think I might be planting them too deep, and it has been getting fairly cool at night. I feel like we are about to turn a corner and everything will take off any day now!
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I think something is growing?
It looks like one of the pea seeds germinated and is almost through the surface. Here is a picture. Can you tell where?
The schedule says I should be planting the broccoli, spinach, and peas this weekend. I think the weather might say something else. This week, I have been cutting, bending, and placing the conduit for holding the trellis netting and deer net. More on that tomorrow.
I have also been adjusting the plant locations under the grow light to keep each set in the optimum location. I start the seeds in the kitchen using a warming mat, and move them to the basement under a grow light once they germinate. The grow light is a basic shop light with one “warm” and one “cool” bulb. Underneath, I have a few trays sitting on various boxes and tubs, which I use to adjust the height to keep each plant within about two inches from the bulbs. I am planning on mixing the soil tomorrow so I can plant on Sunday, but we will see what happens.
Tomato and Basil
Started tomato and basil plants this evening. Still waiting for the jalapenos to sprout, but the bell peppers I started last week germinated and were actually quite tall. I need to rearrange how I have them placed under the light, perhaps tomorrow.