It’s been two weeks since I shared my Fall bed plantings and I’ve been patiently waiting on the seeds to sprout! It’s been rather warm as well for October. I believe we had three 90 degree days last week, but a cold front has moved in and it’s currently a comfy 70 degrees outside. I’ve tried to keep the seedlings moist, watering every to every-other day.
The first to germinate was Mesclun Mix. I’m not sure which variety of lettuce this is, but it looked like a particular kind that all seemed to germinate in abut 4 days since planting.
…and here they are now after 2 weeks. The seeds were so tiny, that I just went with the scatter method and will have to thin out when they get a little bigger.
Here’s my Black Seeded Simpson lettuce along side a self sown basil seedling ❤ Touching this little seedling and you can already smell the sweet basil. I also have some Thai basil seedlings growing outside of the bed.
I’m really excited about the spinach seedlings! I must’ve dropped a couple mesclun mix seed here and they’re racing the spinach to the finish line.
My romaine has not sprouted and it’s been 18 days since I sowed those seeds. Should I assume they were a dud and try again? Or are they just waiting patiently for some solid cooler weather? The garlic too has not sprouted, but I’m not too worried about them.
However, here’s a garlic sprout from a clove planted October 2016! I guess I’ll be harvesting this one next year 😊
Meanwhile, in the other garden bed, more seeds are sprouting.
Carrot seedlings are doing well.
Here are the Scallions. Interesting little seedlings; I hope they are a successful choice.
Next, yummy yummy cilantro seedlings
I do have a single kale seedling, but he’s too small to share right now. The swiss chard seeds have not sprouted in this bed either…another dud? Should I try again? I thought the Kale wasn’t going to sprout either, but it just did recently, so maybe the swiss chard will follow.
I harvested most of the basil last weekend and turned it into pesto. They are stored in the fridge for now, but I will have turn them into ice cubes for freezer storage. I left a few flower stalks behind for the bees, and is the reason for my basil seedlings.
Until the next seedling update!