Monday, March 23, 2009

Update on the seedlings

Only half of my tomato seeds germinated, very disappointing but I guess 20 tomato seedlings should be enough. I'm not sure if it's the conditions or the peat pellets but next year I'll go back to using little plastic starting pots. Last week I also started some cucumber, peperoncini, jalapenos and eggplant. As of today three cucumber seeds germinated. In the flower department one marigold and one hollyhock are good to go.




As soon as the seedlings grow their true leaves I will transplant them into larger pots and put them under grow lights because I don't have enough space on my south facing window sills to accommodate the larger pots.

Art put these together for me, they should work just fine.




About a month ago I also started some flower seeds in my unheated greenhouse and so far I have about 10 marigold seedlings. None of the other seeds germinated but I suspect it's due to our unusual cold weather.

And...

There has been one or two critters eating my tulips and pulling bulbs out of the ground. I suspect deer have been eating the tulips but I didn't think they would go after the daffodil bulbs, so their might be some guilty squirrels or chipmunks out there as well.




So...I'm surrounding my pots with armour...




4 comments:

SuburbanGardener said...

Is it still too early to plant outside? I wonder if it would work to direct sow the tomato seeds. Looks like you're headed in the right direction for Spring!

Margaret said...

Not warm enough up here so we have to start warm weather veggies indoor and transplant later, ususally around mid May. I should be able to direct sow lettuces, peas, beets, carrots, parsnips right now but we are still getting frost and wet snow (last night), which is somewhat unusual.

scrappy quilter said...

Way too early to plant outside here. We are getting a snowstorm today. I'll be e-mailing you later today.

Powell River Books said...

That sounds like enough tomatoes, but I know you do canning. I am waiting to do my gardening when I return from my Mom's at the end of next week. I had finger surgery and can't get it wet or dirty for at least another week, at least that's my excuse. My daffodils are up and blooming already on the cliff. The larger ones in the float garden are almost ready to bloom. They make me feel warm and sunny just looking at them. - Margy