Sunday, March 29, 2009

Report on Upstarts

Sunday March 29, 2009

On the 18th March I planted:

• Perpetual spinach
• Broccoli Raab
• Bok Choi
• Chinese kale
• Red onions
• Green onions
• Chives
• Brussel sprouts

Everything I planted that day is up, except for the chives. However, only three half-hearted and somewhat sad-looking Brussels sprout seedlings have emerged. All have deformed cotyledons, and may end up being culled, if they don't die first. That was newly bought seed too.

On the 19th March I planted:
• "Sweet Million" tomato
• "Gardener's Delight". tomato
• "Tumbler - F1 hybrid" tomato

The Gardener's delight and Tumblers came up three days ago, I think every seed must have sprouted. Three so-so "sweet million" came up yesterday. The remaining six pots are empty and may house something else within another few days.

On the 23rd I planted:
• Roma tomato
• Brandywine tomato
• Purple Prince tomato
• Starfire tomatoes
• Red Holland onions
• Rosemary
• Thai basil

Three Romas came up during the night, as of yet nothing else is up in that flat, but it is early days. At the moment all the flats and pots with seedlings are in the greenhouse. While it's only 4 C (39 F) it's cozy in there, even with the trouble light turned off. Yikes! Cozy indeed! Good job I went out to take pictures!. With a temperature of 5 C (41 F) it was 40 C (104 F) in there. I unzipped the door completely, don't want to cook these veggies just yet!

The most brilliant Purple Finch ever is chowing down on my bird seed right now. He is a stunner. Bet the girls are gonna find him irresistible.

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