And this without the aid of an electric heated propagator. They have been inside unheated propagators, sitting on a windowsill above a central-heating radiator.
This is one of the "Incas" ones that Jo sent me:
The first of the Sweet Corn, sowed on the same day as the tomatoes, germinated one day later (5 days)
I have 16 of these, most of which will go into the Three Sisters bed I am planning. I reckon that I will need 12 for this, but it's always as good idea to have a few spares.
These are the home-grown Asparagus seeds that I sowed some weeks ago:
Yes, exactly. Nothing visible at all! Absolutely no sign of any germination here. Maybe they were not fertile after all. I'll give them another week and if there's still no sign I think they will have to go - I need the windowsill space they are taking up.
The Garlic I planted a fortnight ago is showing signs of life now...
I wonder how it will compare with the Autumn-planted version?
It will be interesting to see whether the late planted garlic develops cloves Mark. Was it a variety for planting in spring?ReplyDelete
Sue; my garlic was from T and M, and specially marketed as "spring planting" garlic. Allegedly it will mature in "late Summer". It is a softneck type.ReplyDelete
Man Mark, you must have them seeds on roids! LOL! Looking good!ReplyDelete
Awesome!!! Arent growing things just such a miracle. It has amazed me for most of my 55 years. It would be a bit odd..but I really could sit and watch seedlings all day.ReplyDelete
Many new life there. Always found that in the solanum family, tomato is easiest to germinate. Eggplant can be fussy if the weather not warm enough.ReplyDelete
Your house must be lovely and warm. I've never started corn in pots before - I should have done that - I left it too late to sow them this year as I was waiting for other things to finish - then my window closed so to speak.ReplyDelete
I get so excited to see the seeds sprouting and poking their little heads above ground! My non-gardening friends think I'm kind of crazy!ReplyDelete
Right now I am enthralled by my early peas. They are about three inches high with tiny tendrils reaching for the first rung of the trellis.
Don't you love a baby plant! One of my favourite things. A lovely feeling.ReplyDelete
Your seedlings are coming along nicely Mark, just the beginning of lots of lovely things to come.ReplyDelete
Four days does seem like quick germination. I think last year my purple queen bean were one of the quickest of seeds to germinate. I see from reading your last few posts you are gowing aubergine this year. I got a free pack of seeds with a garden magazine purchase and wasn't going to use them, however, I might just do so as I can compare progress with yours. Not sure UK best weather to grown aubergine?ReplyDelete
I used to sow my tomato seeds in a heated propagator but last year I started them off in the greenhouse instead and most of them were much sturdier plants. I'm going to do that again this year. I'm hoping to get them started off this week.ReplyDelete
Oh I was hoping that your asparagus seed would germinate...ReplyDelete
Looking good. None of my broccholi cabbage or parsley have germinated.. feeling a bit frustrated. They get another week as well then into the bin with them. Meanwhile we are at 8 days straight of unseasonably hot weather - mid 20'sC in March!ReplyDelete