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Seedlings just appearing!

Category: Heirloom Vegetables | Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:48 pm

I soaked all my seeds in some dilute rooting solution overnight last Saturday, and put them in damp paper towels on Sunday.

When I went to put them into seed starter soil on Tuesday, I was amazed - all the bean AND tomato seeds had already started to sprout right there in the plastic baggies. The limas had grown so much that two of the six seeds I planted had broken their poor first shoots - I tossed them out, since I was running low on soil anyway. I also disposed of two cucumber sprouts, because I know I won't need six of them, and I somehow ended up short a few pots. Anyhow, I got them all planted, and today I had my first sprouts poke their pretty little green heads out of the soil. What an absolutely beautiful sight!

EDIT: Posting pics of these first few sprouts - not the best quality, my apologies:





And yes, I think my favorite stage of gardening (except maybe the harvest!) is those first days when you get to feel almost like you've created your own little bit of life.


Last edited: Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:44 pm

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Frank wrote on Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:31 pm:


That's great news Mylonite, would be great if you could post a few pics of them :)




 

eileen wrote on Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:12 pm:


Isn't it just THE best feeling when you see all those little babies starting to grow for you?





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