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Veggie sprouts update

Category: Vegetable Gardening | Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:15 pm

I'm happy to report that just a couple of days ago, another pepper sprouted. That makes 4 out of 6. I am disappointed to say that I still don't see any eggplant seeds sprouting yet. That leaves two eggplants, two peppers, one beefsteak tom and one watermelon that still haven't sprouted.


2015 - Six seeds won't sprout ( photo / image / picture from Beeker's Garden )


But, onward...
I've transplanted 6 more sprouts into pots and took the two tomatoes and one watermelon from the original four that I potted early, and moved them upstairs to the front window along with three of the strongest looking newly potted sprouts.


2015 sprouts in window ( photo / image / picture from Beeker's Garden )


I am currently performing water changes on my fish tanks, and am holding myself back from watering my plants with the tank water. I would rather my babies work on their roots than to worry about foliage at this point.
After learning more about potassium and phosphorus, I've decided that when I transplant these seedlings out to the garden, I'll mix some beans and squash mush into the soil to promote root growth. I think I'll also keep that in mind next year when I transplant the seedlings into the pots. Any thoughts or ideas? Currently, I have them in organic potting soil and am watering them with spring water. I know it may be some over-kill with babying them, but I also want the fluoride levels to be minimal, as I have adverse reactions to it and to water them with tap water would not be good for them or me due to the fluoride content.

So, that is the story with the progress of these slow starters. Now, onto the sprinters... I can't decide if I should plant my squash seeds now or wait a couple more weeks. Now that I can get to more pots, I couldn't before because they were in the shed and there was over 3 feet of snow blocking the door, I can plant the seeds directly in pots and not have to worry about them going crazy on me like last year. Any thoughts or ideas?
Next to plant will be summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, acorn squash and butternut squash.

It is really saddening to know that the time is drawing near when I will have to pull out a TON of volunteer tomato plants. My heart is breaking just thinking about it. *teardrop*

So, again, any thoughts or ideas are very welcome!








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Frank wrote on Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:55 pm:


>>> My heart is breaking just thinking about it. *teardrop*

You are a true gardener Beeker!





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