Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sowing, Sprouting and Growing On

The Romaine is still inside, but not for much longer. I need the space for peppers. You have a glimpse of the tomatoes and eggplants in the background.

I started another inside tray with lettuces and herbs. I want to put more outside in jugs too, but these will have a head start.

Outside, checking the jugs, I saw that the Italian Alkanet is getting going. Two are well up and more are coming, if you look really closely. I need replacement plants for the nice clump I had as a rabbit decided to dig that up, utterly destroying it. I love the iridescent blue flowers.

The primroses are up, but you may have to take my word for it. I marked some of the tiny sprouts with black circles, which aren't very apparent either--oops!

The chives are stringy things, but they will take off soon. It's ironic that I'm starting chives as there are lots of wild ones in my yard, but I want to try this variety and have really nice plump, flavorful stems for my cooking.

UPS arrived late in the afternoon with my cell packs for the peppers, so I could get started with the potting on. I got a lot done, but there are still some more. Some of the slower varieties will stay in this tray a bit longer.

The potted on ones look happy in their new homes.

Along with the trays, cell packs, some seeds and twine, I got the small version of a garden trug to see what it would be like. I think it will be very handy and I'll be ordering the larger sizes to help me carry the produce in from the garden too.

1 comment:

knitseashore said...

Do you have a favorite place to buy those plant trays and the little pots? Or do you find them locally?