Seedlings Transfered

Well everything planted so far is transferred to the GH to make room for the next go around in the chamber. My assessment so far is; I like the soil blocks and will probably pitch the seed tapes/squares I have made and go with the all soil blocks. I think that I did make a mistake by adding just dries blood though. I was thinking only of the adhesion properties of the DB and not the ‘N’ value. The tomatoes and peppers did not seem to mind but the Cole seedlings went crazy. The Brussels sprouts germinated the second day and by the end of the third day, they were more than an inch tall. I quickly transferred them to the GH and they seemed to cool down. Today, I gave everything a drink of 9-59-8, which should help. I plan to reseed the Brussels but before I do, tomorrow I will make one block out of 100% compost and one out of 100% compost plus wheat flour to see if they hold together. If one or the other is satisfactory, I will go with it. If not I will use the DB and add enough P+K to balance it out.

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 The plants in front are the Brussels.

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The peppers germinated great and are getting there true leaves. The only ones that did not germinate were “free Midway reds”, which I have had for about three years.

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 The tomatoes all sprouted but four or five succumbed to damp off. The rest are doing fine and most are developing there true leaves.

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The eggplants are very small yet because I had to remove that flat/Brussels from the heat bed so quickly.

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9 thoughts on “Seedlings Transfered

  1. Looking good, John. I’m loving my soil blocks. I even made some mini-blocks to play with. I know I’m really going to appreciate them when it’s time to put them out in the garden! I made mine from a combination of Organic Miracle Grow Potting Soil and perlite, but I don’t like the big chunks of perlite, which tend to crumble off. My next batch will have vermiculite in it instead, or else a mixture of the potting soil with a seed starting mix….that’s what I used in AZ, and it held together well. The MG contains a fertilizer, so I’ll not add any.

    Granny

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  2. Looking good, John. I’m loving my soil blocks. I even made some mini-blocks to play with. I know I’m really going to appreciate them when it’s time to put them out in the garden! I made mine from a combination of Organic Miracle Grow Potting Soil and perlite, but I don’t like the big chunks of perlite, which tend to crumble off. My next batch will have vermiculite in it instead, or else a mixture of the potting soil with a seed starting mix….that’s what I used in AZ, and it held together well. The MG contains a fertilizer, so I’ll not add any.

    Granny

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  3. Your seedlings are looking good. My brussels sprouts are staying pretty short but my broccoli seedlings are just as stretched out as your brussels sprouts. Do brassica’s normally grow like this?

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  4. Wow! Everything looks good. I myself had to move my huge tomatoes to the greenhouse because they were to big for the lights and I was leaving out of town for a few days- they aren’t happy, but they look like they’ll make it- happy spring to you! Looks like you’re in store for a great harvest year!

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  5. Wow! Everything looks good. I myself had to move my huge tomatoes to the greenhouse because they were to big for the lights and I was leaving out of town for a few days- they aren’t happy, but they look like they’ll make it- happy spring to you! Looks like you’re in store for a great harvest year!

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  6. Hi Granny, yours are looking good also. I would not worry about the white whiskers, I got them also they don’t hurt a bit I just have to shave once in a while. ;o)
    john

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  7. Dan, mine have always looked leggy when first sprouted but not like the Brussels. John

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  8. Hi Tessa, happy spring to you also. I have a couple of toms hanging out in the GH that I haven’t shown anybody yet.;o)
    John

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  9. Great idea to do one whole tray of each plant. No need to lable each row. I’m up a creek, but loving my blocks!

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