Well not exactly sprouts but that’s what my Thinglets called them when they spotted our little lettuce seedlings. The lettuce came up quickly (2-3days) followed by the corn (which I still don’t think will transplant well but we will see) and then Marigolds, beans and some of the tomato’s.
Now I don’t know if this is just my seeds or will prove to be true across the board but ALL the Marigolds came up, half the corn, about a fourth of the beans and tomatoes while the garden huckleberry and sweet peppers are yet to make an appearance. Next time I’m planting seeds I will plant extra tomatoes, beans, and pepper seeds.
Since you asked: My seedling method (certainly not the only way but sometimes it works). Ha ha! Now you can put your full confidence in me since it’s wise to believe everything you read online right! 🙂 My climate is very dry and slightly cold so adjust as necessary.
- The egg cartons have been kept outof direct sun with syran “greenhouses” or clear lids and watered with a spray bottle daily.
- Once the majority of the seedling showed through the dirt I took the lids off (some of them even had a slight amount of mold and I was worried but it went away)
- After the lids are off I move them into the sun in a basement window sill (not too much sun- and if it is really cold at night move them back)!
- Water them once a day. I don’t use the spray bottle on the stronger “sprouts” after they are up.
There you have it, my tried and true method that sometimes works!
Bubba just finished “digging” all the blush out of my compact with a Knex. Yes the box says not for children under three.
“No Bubba, don’t dig up our plants!”