Friday, March 13, 2009

Update on my seedlings!

My seedlings are coming along pretty good. I think I started them too soon but I hope to have nice big plants by the time I am ready to set them out. My impatiens didn’t come up at all. I guess that is what I get from buying them from a big box store.

My marigolds aren’t coming up very good either. I saved seed from last years and I know they won’t come back true to the ones from last year. I just wanted to save money from buying the six packs. I am going to give it one more tries and if that doesn’t produce results out the seeds go and I will be buying marigolds.

I am also having problems with my baisl. It looks like the bulbs are burning the leaves. I have never seen anything like that before. I need to move the light up some to see if that helps. This next week is our garden club meeting and if I have some basil that looks good I am going to take some of the plants there to give them away. I don't need basil plants. I could make lots of pesto that way?!?

I went out last weekend and bought somemore light fixtures and bulbs. One per shelf just didn't seem like enough light. The poor little plants on the ends were stretching to get some light. I'd really like to get another shelving unit with more lights but that will have to wait until next year.


Wurzerl said...

Dear Cliff!
You are with your seeds one month farther as I am.It looks really good and I think you will have a lot of fun with your results!

Have a great week! Wurzerl

Sylvana said...

I only tried to start seeds once. I just can't keep up with them.
I love your set up though! It tempts me to try again!

modelt2 said...

I knew you would be getting ready for spring. My tulips & grape hyacins are blooming and the lady banks' blooms are beginning to pop out. Will try to email you a picture of the arbor. Jane

Bob said...

Howdy Cliff,
looks like the you're keepin busy with all the sprouts. I wanted to share that impatients are not easy to sprout. Thought you'd like to know. As far as the basil I'm not sure what the trouble is. But you have lots of time to try again. I'm my area I don't put them out until after june 1st, because basil do not like night temps. below 50 degrees.

Always good to see your post. All the best to you guys, BOB

Andrea's Garden said...

Cliff, I just put my tomatoe seedlings in bigger pots and they are outdoors now - protected though. As far as basil is concerned, you will do better starting them now and outdoors in a starter pot. The plants will be stronger. Good luck! Andrea