Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Seedling Update

I started some seedlings back in January. Below there are lettuce, basil, cauliflower, pepper, tomato, parsley and broccoli seedlings. There are growing very slowly. I'm not sure if they need more heat, sun or fertilizer. They seem healthy. They are just slow which is probably OK because I haven't finished building the coldframe and after a warm January, we're having quite a cold spell now.
Here is a close up of the basil, and here is a photo of it on February 3rd. It's alive and growing, but ever so slowly.

The parsley looks good and has actually gotten some true leaves. It will be one of the first to go into the coldframe because it can stand some cold.


  1. Wow, you've got a lot going on. You're right, that is one SLOW growing seedling :)

    I read that most seeds like about 70 degrees soil temps to germinate, and then cooler temps (65 or so) to grow. Maybe it's just the cooler temps? Heck, I dunno. I've never done this stuff before.

    At least they're green :)

  2. Oh you are going to have a wonderful garden. I so envy you...I am just terrified of seeds. I am just not good with them at all.

    I became a lily girl and started all with bulbs. I have beautiful flowers but I always feel like I cheated.

    Take care,