Seedling Update

What a busy ten days! I’ve been running from project to project and it seems a bit overwhelming, especially with spring just around the corner. I have so much to write about and no time.

Possible treats in mind for future Blogs:

My first time at the African Violet Club left me with a lot of information to digest. And of course, I want to pass it on to you!

The news about eggs and cholesterol, combined with some new research with coffee left me wondering whether to start a new category about “Food.” Is that a topic that will interest readers? Let me know.

But for now, the quick and dirty update on my seedlings.

Amazingly, my green leaf lettuce plants have green lettuce leaves!!

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These are miniature green cabbage seedlings that I’ve just now taken out of pods. They look a bit leggy so I’ve turned on the fan to give them that Kansas wind effect.

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What about black leaf lettuce? This is a variety – maybe new – called Blackhawk MT0. I hope it grows!

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Seedlings for me seem to do best in peat pots filled with potting soil that includes a wetting agent, bottom watered with chamomile tea and every third watering, a bit of fish emulsion. So far so good!

The week after next, I’m sowing spinach seeds outdoors and hoping for some fresh veggies in early May!

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16 thoughts on “Seedling Update

  1. Keep us posted! Starting seeds is the favorite part of gardening for so many (except me. I HATE starting seeds). Sounds like you are well on your way to becoming an ace seed-starter.

  2. woot-woot for those lettuce leaves!! I’m so impressed..! Looking forward to the african violet info; not sure what sort of food items you’d like to discuss, but I like food…and coffee..and I like to read your blog, so let’s hear it. p.s. I love your confidence…2 weeks and you’re outside!?! fingers crossed!

  3. I think it is so cool that you have a club about African violets. if there was one here, I would join. Your seeds look great, really popping and growing! It’s funny how a blog takes on a life of its own, isn’t it? I think whatever you write about will be interesting and fun to read… and full of good knowledge and learning tips:)

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