These are effectively tiny greenhouses in their own right, and being so small are easily portable, so once the seeds have germinated (indoors) they can be moved in- and out-of-doors whenever required. If the weather allows, my propagators are taken outside in the morning and brought in again in the evening.
Here are pictures of some of my seedlings:-
The brassicas are pretty hardy, and I don't feel the need to bring them indoors at night-time. I think that inside one of the mini greenhouses they will be OK. The tomatoes though need a bit more TLC, so they come indoors each evening.
|Rainbow Beefsteak tomatoes|
You will have noticed that I have started my seeds "collectively" in small pots, rather than in individual modules. My plan is to choose the strongest-looking seedlings of each type and prick them out into bigger pots in a couple of weeks' time.
The Baby Leaf salad has just begun to appear.
|Baby Leaf salad mix - aka "Daddy salad"|
When my daughters were tiny, they used to call mixed Baby Leaf salad "Daddy Salad", because it epitomised the type of salad I used to grow. Of course I have moved on to greater things now! :)
|I think the two nearest seedlings are Cress of some sort|
The chillis were the first seeds I sowed this year. They went a bit leggy in their first few days, but I think they will be OK.
Everything is looking OK so far - except the Celeriac, which has still not germinated. Patience is a primary requirement for the gardener...