Having completed the third round of seed starting we thought we should give a quick update on how the plants from the other rounds of seed starting are doing. Lets take a look...
These are the onions from the first round of seed starting. We trim them to a height around 3 inches every week or so. The germination rate was above 90%.
This is one of the artichoke plants from the first round. It's in a one gallon pot. We had 9 out of 12 artichoke seeds germinate.
We transplanted the tomatoes into larger containers. This picture shows the ones in one gallon containers. We planted one of each variety into these large containers allowing them to have plenty of room to get big before being planted outside. The rest we transplanted into red solo cups with holes drilled in the bottom.
The cabbage and other Brassicaceae are doing well. We probably won't transplant these into larger containers as they get planted early, and we are running out of space for plants in large containers.
The peppers are looking excellent and most have their first set of true leaves now. A few of the variates were slow to start and a couple had spotty germination rates but overall germination was good. We plated three cells of each variety and three seeds in each cell. Most cells have more than on plant and will have to be thinned. We'll transplant the peppers into larger containers as soon as we have a chance.
Overall we are really happy with how all the plants are doing so far. As long as everything continues on this course we wont have to buy any plants this year and we should have extras to give to friends and family!