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Post  pipefish on 2/25/2013, 7:38 pm

A big thanks to those who have been guiding me thus far.

I planted my first plants yesterday and they are sprouting already today! For some reason I was not expecting my plants to grow, let alone sprout early.

Cheers,
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Post  GWN on 2/25/2013, 8:36 pm

wow that is pretty fast what sprouted that quickly, Peas?

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Post  pipefish on 2/25/2013, 8:54 pm

the cabbage and broccoli have sprouted, which I thought would take 5-10 days. I have them in our tiny bathroom so I don't feel too bad leaving the thermostat at 75-80F (but after writing this I do). But then again, the rest of the house is cold... OK now I feel better again Smile

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Post  mollyhespra on 2/25/2013, 8:57 pm

rock on rahrah happy banana yahoo fun veggie veggie fun good job!

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Post  pryz123 on 2/25/2013, 8:59 pm

yay!

I always get so excited when I see my seeds sprout. Even late in the season, it amazes me how a seed comes alive.

I noticed that my kale, cabbage, and broccoli all came up fast this year too.

Good job! keep on growing!

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Post  GWN on 2/25/2013, 10:04 pm

cherry I thought I might start tomatoes beginning of feb thinking they would take at least a few weeks to sprout....
They sprouted within days.... so it was WAYYY too soon....
So I quit them and started over again.

YES I think that the 75 degree room might have had something to do with it..... clap

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Post  cheyannarach on 2/25/2013, 10:37 pm

cheers I love it when they start to sprout! I just planted a 72 cell starter with tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cabbage, onions, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts (slap me Camprn, I just couldn't help myself) but am looking foward to see what sprouts first!!

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Post  jimmy cee on 2/25/2013, 10:53 pm

This was m y first year for starting seeds
I picked up a slick shelf system at lowes, covered the entire frame with plastic
Set in lights on top, on the bottom for mild heat I placed crock pot (slow cooker) filled with water, switched it to low, water temps came to 140 deg and stayed there, (no cover)
Temp in the area stayed at 72 deg, however when I turned lights out temp went down the the low 60s
The morning after seeding 31 plants came to life, 5 that didnt were spinach.
I found that hard to believe, however it happened..

After they germinated I removed the cover so air could circulate.
I think in about a week I'm going to transplant them to my cold frame outside
Keep thinking of that crock pot....an easy, relatively safe heater humidifier for seed starting.

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Post  cheyannarach on 2/25/2013, 10:56 pm

Wow! A crockpot! Never would have thought of that but what a grrrrreat idea! Thanks for sharing!

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Post  Dunkinjean on 2/25/2013, 11:44 pm

Congratulations Dan and Welcome to the forum! glad you\'re here

You will love SFG!

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Post  Dunkinjean on 2/25/2013, 11:45 pm

Congratulations Dan and Welcome to the forum! glad you\'re here

You will love SFG!

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Post  Triciasgarden on 2/26/2013, 2:33 am

All I can say is WOW! Is this the year for miraculous seed sprouting! Great job everyone with all your inventive techniques and successes! How in the World am I supposed to wait to start my seeds when all this is going on and I look outside and see snow on the ground! Resist the temptation!!! drooling drooling drooling

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Post  JK on 2/26/2013, 10:24 am

I started a tray with a little of everything.. tomatoes, broccoli, herbs, peppers, chard, etc. Took about a week for things to start sprouting. Was starting to get worried but then they started popping up and i got excited all over again Smile

I am having trouble with them falling over though... I have a grow light as low as i can get it without touching... Not sure what the problem is Sad

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Post  JackieB999 on 2/26/2013, 10:44 am

@JK wrote:I am having trouble with them falling over though... I have a grow light as low as i can get it without touching... Not sure what the problem is Sad

I had that happen too. I used tooth picks to prop some of them up. Then when you pot up you can bury the stem deeper (for many veggies) and they will grow stronger. Just take off any lower leaves that might hinder this.

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Post  Triciasgarden on 2/26/2013, 3:58 pm

JK, I think a lot of them are spindly in the beginning and fall over. Then when you transplant them outdoors, their roots can spread out, the stems thicken up and they grow upright. Is there a possibility that some of them need to be potted in bigger pots until you can plant them outdoors?

Also go to the topic: "Is it beneficial to up-pot (pot up?) all plants?" There is a good discussion going on that may be helpful!


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Post  CapeCoddess on 2/26/2013, 4:01 pm

I had indoor lettuce that was spindly and fell over last year. I thought for sure they couldn't possible grow. Once planted outside in the garden they did GREAT! It took a while but they became my best lettuces.

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Post  gwennifer on 2/27/2013, 12:11 pm

@JK wrote:...I am having trouble with them falling over though... I have a grow light as low as i can get it without touching... Not sure what the problem is Sad
This sounds like damping off to me.

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