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Post  GlassHen on 4/16/2011, 9:46 am

I'm really excited about starting seeds this year and wanted to share our progress. This is our second year starting seed and last year was a complete bust. Here is our "greenhouse". It's a South facing sliding glass door. Smile Things are looking wonderful. We have 3 different peppers, 5 different tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, basil, cucumber, pumpkin and lots of flowers.



I started the seeds in vermiculite just like Mel suggested in the book. Actually a vermiculite filled Dixie cup. I just transplanted them last week into the peat cups and they are thriving. I'm so excited. Just wanted to share Smile

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Post  FarmerValerie on 4/16/2011, 9:49 am

Looks awesome!

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 4/16/2011, 10:16 am

Looks fabulous! Well done.

If you are looking for something really "anal" to do with them, rotate them twice a day so they don't really start to lean towards the door. And, put a fan on them somehow so they get a little breeze, too. Those two things will strengthen their stems as they grow. Even in a great window, seedlings can still get leggy. I try to defend against it at all costs.

Keep us updated.

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Post  GlassHen on 4/16/2011, 11:44 am

The fan suggestion is a great idea. Thanks. As far as rotating them...the kids have that in check already Smile That's their "job" and I haven't needed to fire them yet. LOL

As far as legginess goes.....

When I transplanted my tomatoes I did bury about 75% of the stem. All of the tomatoes are doing great. Are tomatoes the only plant you can "bury" if it gets leggy?

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Post  fiddleman on 4/16/2011, 11:58 am

Rather than the fan, I will open the window on days when the sun can get to them and keep them warm... which sometimes in Michigan sunny days can be few and far between Rolling Eyes . I figure the intermittent breezes of varying strengths are better than a fan... but an oscillating fan would kinda do the same thing I suppose. Watch for drying out the plants though, in the sun with a fan can sap moisture pretty quickly since there isn't a lot of reserve moisture.

The seedlings look great, and I agree about turning the plants, at minimum mine are turned end for end at least once per day... I would think if I took some time lapse photography the stems would look like they're doing a hula dance chasing the sun around!

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Post  FarmerValerie on 4/16/2011, 1:00 pm

I bury all my leggy seedlings a bit deeper, and have pretty goo results, I'm happy with the results anyway. I don't know any better, so if I'm doing it wrong it's out of ignorance.

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 4/16/2011, 9:56 pm

@FarmerValerie wrote:I bury all my leggy seedlings a bit deeper, and have pretty goo results, I'm happy with the results anyway. I don't know any better, so if I'm doing it wrong it's out of ignorance.

Ditto here.

I should have said oscillating, too.

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