Little bok choy and broccoli seedlings, just getting started! Growing from seed chez Smith is underway. And I am going to declare a change of strategy: I’ve decided that the coir fiber/rice hulls/worm castings mix I discussed in a previous post is really not the best medium for seed germination. I’ve had much better germination rates in good old MiracleGro seed starting mix, which I bought for the extremely scientific reason that it’s what they sell at Home Depot and I was in a hurry. Absolutely no endorsement intended, but I would recommend a peat-based mix (which can just as easily be lightweight fluffy potting soil as seed-starting mix – probably cheaper that way) for the early stage. The coir fiber mix tends to dry out too fast for good germination, and something in it (probably the worm castings) promotes mold growth if left covered too long. However, it’s great for transplanting into, which I’ve already done with some of my egg carton-started seedlings, now happily getting bigger in small pots.
Many more Cute Baby Plant pics coming, I’m afraid. I can never resist.