Last week's seeds are already sprouted. Now I'm waiting for them to develop their first set of real leaves so I can move each of them up to their own little cell-pak pots. Cell-paks are those flimsy plastic multi-cell containers that hold vegetable transplants you buy from nurseries and garden supply departments. When I do buy transplants I find that I can't throw the cell-paks out. So I try to be gentle with them and I wash and reuse them for my own seeding purposes. Nestled into a solid bottomed tray, they make bottom-watering delicate seedlings easier. Top watering little sprouts gives them a bit of a pummeling no matter how careful you are.
|These Packman broc sprouts were just top watered. They'll pop up in a bit but it's hard on them.|
|Stonehead cabbage and Wawa Tsai Chinese Cabbage. That's "Stonehead" not "Stoner Head".|
|Amazing cauliflower. That's the name of the variety, Amazing. Who gets to pick the variety names anyway?|
|Here they are at home on their shelf.|
|These are tiny Lancelot leeks.|
|Trays of seeded salad greens.|
***Don't forget the Highlands Maple Festival begins next weekend! Time to stock up on real Virginia Maple Syrup! Support Your Local Sugar Bush!***