Yup, it seems like about 30 seconds, but it’s actually been a whole week since my last indoor garden growing report update!
This one’s a quickie, more of a round-up…
Basil and parsley: all up now but a few parsleys, and a mysteriously empty basil puck. Weird because lots of seeds went into it, and none of the others have had trouble. I should drop a few more seeds onto that one…
Black Dragon Coleus: (back row in the picture above) Real leaves are emerging and they’re starting to cutely show their distinctive dark colouring. Trying to figure out how I will separate these so as to save as many of the little plants as possible… :-o
(ignore the “heliotrope” and “zinnia” labels behind the plants; those are from last year)
Lobelia: Have had their first thinning. Without my snippy-snip tiny sewing scissors, I was forced to cut a crude “path” through the middle of each cell to eliminate excess plants. I will try to find smaller scissors so I can do it with more finesse from now on. There will only be 8-10 plants (or fewer) in each cell by the time I’m done. These seeds are so tiny, but still… I shouldn’t have sown so many, I guess.
Laura Bush Petunia: True leaves emerging! And I was very restrained in seeding these; I doubt they’ll need any thinning at all!
Okay, I couldn’t resist. Here is a close-up of a baby petunia, and then an even closer close-up that will hopefully let you see the lovely little hairs all up and down the stem. Gorgeous!
Wizard Sunset Coleus: True leaves emerging and, true to form, they are the cutest shade of reddish-orange. I have been reading a coleus book which has me scared about the prospects of seed-raised strains, however. Because they are bred for seed, they tend to go to seed early and more prolifically, which is a Bad Thing in the world of coleus. Makes sense to me; I guess I’ll just have to vigilant and watch for those flower stalks so I can pinch them off when they rear their heads.
And that really is it for the roundup… for today!