Thursday, April 10, 2008

Spring is in the air!

I started some plants from seed a few weeks ago..hmmmm March 20th. Some onions, some lettuce (don't ask me what I was thinking there) some tomatoes and some peppers. Here's what my tray looks like now.
The tomatoes are really the only thing that I'm paying any attention to....for obvious reasons :-)I planted two types of tomato plants Earlianna and Beefsteak. The Earlianna plants are the ones here and they look much nicer than the Beefsteak ones at this point. I only ended up with three of the Beefsteak type germinating, while all the Earlianna did very well (so far) and also, the Beefsteak ones have gotten taller and a little more spindly.
These just popped up this morning! I had lost all hope for the peppers, but must say I'm still pleased, since I only paid $14.22 for all my seed starting mix, little potting tray and all the seeds (I got more seeds than just these...I got all the regular garden seeds too..except for a few that I couldn't find like sugar snap peas). Anyways, I figured that the peppers just weren't good seeds and wouldn't germinate, but when I moved the tray under the skylight this morning I noticed that this one little cell had 2 pepper seedlings in it. Maybe I'll be able to grow a pepper plant after all. I'm still doing better than I expected. I really expected this seed starting business to be just a fun attempt, and that I'd end up buying the tomato and pepper plants. We'll see, maybe some of these will survive long enough to make it out to the garden!


Jennifer said...

This is so much fun! I love show and tell. Your plants are doing great. Let's hope Canada moves to spring quickly with very little flooding at your house. :) I think you will like salad that you grow. You'll probably be more apt to eat it than if you bought it from the store. I caught myself eyeing a dandelion today thinking, hmm these are edible right. This whole seed business has left me CRAZY! I love it! :)

cinnamongirl93 said...

The seedlings are looking good. I sometimes have a little trouble with peppers too. I have decided to just buy those plants in the nursery. Just think of those tomatoes ripening on the vine waiting to be picked and eaten! Yum!!!!

Wool Winder said...

Nice start!

Jennifer said...

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