Well at this point some of the seedlings are less seedlings and more plants.
That is a baby zucchini and it needs to go into a bed soon. As there is a bonafide thunderstorm forecast for tomorrow the zucchini will have to stay in a pot for a few more days- but soon it will go into a bed.
The baby purple peas are also raring to go, I’ll give them at least 5 more days but I also suspect by the weekend they’ll be in their bed.
This fellow is the one purple pea that actually came up when I sowed it in the bed directly- I’m glad he made it and soon his buddies will be next to him.
In other exciting direct sown news:
That is a beautiful bean plant. It looks like 5/7 of the bean plants I direct sowed are coming up- two of them look damaged, but I can always put another two seeds down. This is the Trionfo Violetto pole bean that performed so well last year. And yeah, it’s purple too.
I like colorful vegetables alright?
The Joi Choi are colorful too- crisp white stalks and lush green leaves. Of course it’s going to be interesting finding room for all of them- I was expecting a few dud seeds when I sowed 12… there were no dud seeds…
No duds here either- these are some more sunflowers who have no purpose whatsoever except to look as pretty as possible and be nice for the bees.
I’m worried about my older romanesco seedlings- they’re awfully leggy. The one Boston pickle cucumber that I had to replant after the first one died has sprouted nicely- and a few of the telegraph improved cucumbers are starting to come up. The two sunflower seedlings I salvaged from the greenhouse disaster also look nice.
Be fun to scatter the sunflowers around the garden for maximum impact.
The lipstick pepper seeds have also come up though they’re slow growers and it will be a long while before I can put them anywhere.
Spring is officially here, but it won’t feel like it to me until after the thunderstorm. It looks like Thursday is the last of the heavy rain, and anything afterwards will be more like scattered showers.
Which is good- I have work to do in April!
4 thoughts on “Seedling progress late March”
If that thunderstorm was part of the same system that went through today, it is done now. We got it too. I suppose it was nice, but we are getting so much rain that it is getting old. I had to work out in it.
My 3 surviving zucchini seedlings are practically pot bound but I can’t put them out into the bed until I can be assured they won’t get washed away. Annoyingly I found some green aphids on the undersides of their leaves today so it is high time they were out, as the ladybugs *are* out in force so one assumes they’ll take care of it.
Once they get growing, they will grow faster than the aphid will be able to keep up with.