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!
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.
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.