I have been planting, planting, planting. In the last two days I have sowed these seeds...
In seed trays:
- Onions: Pickling Onions - Paris Silverskin
- Onions: Ailsa Craig
- Kale: Cavolo Nero
- Kale: Chinese Gai Lan
- Cabbage: Savoy
- Celery: Tendercrisp
- Broccoli: Purple Sprouting
- Broccoli: Green Sprouting
- Cauliflower: Early Glory
- Cauliflower: Snowball Improved
- Leek: Carentan
- Turnips: Early Purple
- Turnips: Swede - Champion Purple Top
- Turnips: Japanese Turnip - Hakurei.
- Carrot: Chartenay Red Cored
- Beetroot: Crimson Globe
You can see why I have Repetitive Strain Injury!.
The photo above shows some brassicas I planted about a fortnight ago in seed raising mix. They germinated well but have stalled. I gave them a drink of weak liquid seaweed yesterday.
Yesterday's seeds are planted in a combination of my own compost, some bio-char and seed raising mix. I covered the seeds with seed raising mix.
The truth is I haven't grown a lot from seed in the past. I have always been either too busy or too slack and bought seedlings. The tomatoes and things I planted for this season germinated but, like the seedlings above, didn't flourish like the 'commercial' ones. They took off eventually once transplanted but were slow. *sigh*
What do you use as a growing medium for your seeds?
What tricks to you have to share?