Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Germination!

I went to check on my seed trays and was very thrilled to see the beginnings of germination!  It's only been two days since I planted the seeds!  I am officially convinced that heat mats speed up germination.  I think this baby cauliflower agrees:


And this little head lettuce too:


Well, that was my exciting garden news of the day.  I'm hoping these tiny little seedlings grow to be healthy and productive members of my spring garden.   Perhaps I will finally harvest cauliflower this year.

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  1. Yay!!!!!!! They are so beautiful too - lovely photos.

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    1. Thanks! Perfect subjects for a macro lens.

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  2. It's a good day when those first little sprouts pop up through the soil!!

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    1. It was definitely the highlight of my day :)

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  3. Great for you! I always get excited when I see the germination of my seeds.

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    1. I feel silly getting excited because with gardening, germination is nothing new, but nevertheless it always thrills me!

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  4. Wow, that's an impressively short amount of time! I think I need some heat mats!

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    1. This is my first time using them and I am definitely impressed, especially because the seed trays are in an unheated shed.

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  5. Congratulations. My beet, radish and bean seeds have sprouted and really growing big. Do you use artificial light?

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