A week and a half ago I planted seeds for the first time. The first two things I planted were cilantro and parsley. I checked every day, hoping to see some new sprouts, but I didn’t see anything for what felt like forever. I actually thought it was over two weeks ago, but when I looked back in my notes, I realized it was only a week and a half ago! Finally, my cilantro has sprouted quite a few sprouts! I was really happy to see that they seem to be doing well, although I’m not sure if they are supposed to look so thin. I’ll have to look more into that after I write this post.
I checked my parsley today and saw 5 new sprouts. It’s amazing how within a couple of hours I’ll find new sprouts that weren’t visible before, especially after moving the containers from my bathroom (which is small and very warm, perfect for germinating seeds) to my south facing windowsill. They are still pretty tiny, but I immediately took the cover off and moved them onto my kitchen table so they could get some sunshine before it sets for the day.
As for an update on my ginger, garlic, and green onions, they are doing fantastic! I planted these guys a week and 2 days ago and this is their progress: First picture is the ginger, second is the garlic, and the last picture are the green onions.
The green onions were about 3 inches long when I planted them, now they are huge! I am surprised how quickly they grow, especially in the sunshine! Now to update on my radishes. Here are the radishes that I planted.
Day 8: Bedroom radishes vs. radishes in the living room.
There’s just the radish in the middle that looks small compared to the rest. I’m not sure why it looks smaller. Maybe I planted it too far down, I’m not exactly sure. Now I use something to measure how deep I put the seeds in.
Here are the seeds I planted on Sunday in my windowsill container. These seeds are 4 days old and pretty darn cute. These seeds are a mixture of French Breakfast, Sparkler, and Cherry Belle. I planted them in three rows, leaving space between them and I tried to stagger the middle seeds, but the two on the right look pretty much parallel. I hope this doesn’t stunt their growth. It’s my first time using this container, so I’m still not 100% sure how they are going to turn out or if I have to cut out the ones in the middle. I hope they make it!
These guys were a HUGE surprise to me. I was cutting up a bell pepper when I thought about planting the left over seeds. I read that it’s better if you let them sit in water until they sink to the bottom. So I let them sit in water for a few hours and then I planted about 6 seeds in two containers. I think these seeds are about a week old. I can’t remember what color the bell pepper was and I’m not sure it matters much, but they actually sprouted! I thought they wouldn’t because it’s not humid enough or warm around for them, but here’s proof that it doesn’t matter! Since they need warmth and humidity, I think during the day I’ll leave them in the sun, and after the sun sets I’ll stick them back in the bathroom for that extra warmth and humidity. I really hope these guys make it too, it would be pretty awesome if I could grow some bell peppers, even if they aren’t as big as the ones in Superstore! I’d also like to buy a cherry tomato plant or try to grow some from seeds. I think it might be better to just buy the plant from the nursery and take care of it. It’s already March and I think tomato plants actually take a bit of time to germinate as well as come into full maturation for harvesting. I’ll see how things go and I’ll probably check out the nurseries and Superstore to see what they have when the weather starts warming up more.