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First seeds are sprouting!!

Post  clfraser on 4/1/2011, 9:04 pm

I planted my seeds on Monday and my Cherry Belle radishes have started sprouting! I am so excited. This is my first attempt at any form of gardening and when I went out this morning and saw the little green sprouts I was thrilled! My tomato plants have blooms on them as well, and a few small green tomatoes hanging on. My onions have started perking up, and most my other transplants are looking good. I couldn't believe the sprouts though, I was and am ecstatic. I have checked several times today. How long from sprouting do radishes usually take till harvest what do you look for?

One of my cucumber plants I transplanted seems to be dying. It is just lying over in the mix, and does not seem to be perking up. Does that mean it is dead? It is still green and all, but it is very limp, where as the other ones have perked up and even seem to be growing.

Also, one of my tomato plants, Husky Red Cherry tomato, is turning yellowish. Is this normal, is something wrong with it? It is still blossoming and has two little green tomatoes on it, but several of the leaves have turned yellowish with some brown spots.

Any advice, recommendations, thoughts?

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Post  Furbalsmom on 4/1/2011, 9:53 pm

Most varieties of radishes are ready in 25 to 45 days. Pretty fast. When they start to biulb up, you will see a bulge at the base of the leaves that actually rises from the Mel's Mix. Use this as an indicator of how big the radish has grown. Don't let them get too big or they may become HOT and pithy (not very good then)
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Post  rowena___. on 4/2/2011, 2:10 pm

congratulations on your sproutlets!

radishes are funny things. we start with one bigger planting, then each week after that we make smaller succession plantings. this way, i can have plenty of radish sprout greens for salads--then bigger radish greens for sandwiches--and then plenty of radishes for slivering into cucumber salad or salsa, slicing into tacos, and pickling! plus my little girl likes to hand our radishes to guests, like parting gifts. LOL
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Post  clfraser on 4/2/2011, 11:00 pm

Here is a picture of my sproutlings!


They are growing by the day, it is quite exciting. I also have a squash plant sprouting!

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Post  Furbalsmom on 4/3/2011, 11:45 am

Nice even spacing there, congratulations. Such pretty babies. Smile Once they get a bit bigger, don't forget to clip those multiple plants down to one each space, so your bulbs don't get crowded. (Clip with scissors, don't pull up the thinnings, you may disturb the roots of the one you want to leave.)

Yummmmm, radishes. Looking forward to eating my first radishes too.
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Post  shannon1 on 4/4/2011, 1:02 am

clfraser, there is nothing so magical than to see life come from stoney little seeds. I share your joy at the sight of your radish sprouts. You are smart to use the SFG way for your first vegie garden it is the best way I have ever tried. cheers It just gets better. I wish I had advice about your ailing plants but it is hard to say without pics. Keep up the good work. I look forward to hearing how your garden is doing through out the year.

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Post  clfraser on 4/9/2011, 8:20 am

Thanks everyone. Everything as sprouted now and I am thrilled with it. I still have two plants I am worried about, but I will post pics later.
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