Friday, February 26, 2010

Adventures in Seed Starting Update..........

February 8, 2010
If you remember I did a post a few weeks ago about attempting to start pepper seeds.  I haven't updated you on this because of our kitchen remodeling project, but things are going quite well!


As you can see my little seedlings are growing quite well.  The tomato seeds are a bit leggier, the peppers are more squatty.  I've had 100% germination on all but the cheap $.20 Wal-mart seeds and some of them are actually starting to sprout.

I ended up putting my heating pad set on low underneath the seedling tray.  After the plants sprouted I removed the plastic dome, and put the plant light on them.  I have it ever so cleverly suspended by pencils right now and they are sitting on a tray in front of the window.  I turn them every few days as they do reach for the light coming in the window, even with the plant light on them.  As soon as the plants are tall enough I plan to move them into the aquarium.  I'm afraid if I do that now, they will get too leggy and spindly from the light being too far up.

Now I've just got to wait for spring......the temperatures are hovering in the teens again today........YUCK!

Till next time..........GOD BLESS FROM GOODWIFE FARM!


  1. you're seeds look great! I've started my seeds too, but just for my herb garden. I already have lots of growth, but my dill is really leggy. I moved my plants closer to my grow light but I'm thinking of moving it even closer until my plants get nice and strong. I started 11 different types of herbs and 8 have sprouted after about 2 weeks! Pretty good for a newby gardener

  2. Hi Lars!! So glad to see you here! That's awesome about your herbs! My friend Rhonda is an herbalist and has a great blog about herb growing, if you are interested.

  3. Your plants look like they are doing great. I haven't even started any yet this year but I can't wait for spring so that we can get busy with all the gardening.


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