Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My Seedlings

From And Sow My Garden Grows

I never imagined that I'd be so excited about the germination process of seeds or did I ever think that I'd be writing about it but here I am. Almost all my seeds have sprouted! I planted them all last Thursday and have been monitoring them pretty closely - adjusting the light, checking the dampness of the soil, providing air circulation and apparently I have not failed so far! The cantaloupe & cucumbers almost popped up right away - it amazed us. The brandywine is the last to break through but I think I see some soil movement and of course I'm hopeful for them :) Now I'm at the point where I'm reading once they sprout you should remove the dome cover - but some have not. I guess I will have to separate them and maybe get the ones that did sprout adapting to outdoor light. Hardening off this is called. Seems like a pretty easy process if I can remember to set them out and bring them back in. I think the good old post it notes may find themselves useful around here once again!

1 comment:

And Sow My Garden Grows said...

As of today almost all the brandywine have popped up - I'm really looking forward to enjoying my first one this summer! I've read some amazing reviews about them.