So last Sunday, February 26, I sowed my first flat of veggie seeds for the season. In Part 2 of Seed Starting 101, we looked at exactly how I did it, from washing the flats to prepping the Jiffy pellets to sowing the seeds. As a wrap-up to the week, I thought we would look at what the seeds have been up to since then. Here we go:
DAYS 1 & 2
Here is the flat just hanging out…nothing to see here…move along
I’m not sure if you can make it out but there is a little white dot at the bottom of the seed. That is the radicle, the first part of the seed to emerge. These are all broccoli seeds by the way.
Now we’re cooking with grease! The seedling’s first leaves are preparing to unfold.
Imagine my surprise to come home from work and see these beauties waiting for me! It’s amazing how quickly a seed can grow in 24 hours.
Here are the babies today. Still growing strong and ready for the world.
Here is a picture of the cabbage babies that have really started coming around in the last 24 hours.
And the onions are just starting to germinate.
The eggplants, asparagus and cauliflower haven’t germinated yet but that’s OK…they will in due time. I hope that you have enjoyed this Mid-Atlantic Gardening seed tour today. Let me know what seeds you are growing this year by leaving me a comment below or e-mailing me at email@example.com. Happy gardening!