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>Seedling Update

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I realized that I haven’t posted pictures of the seedlings since the first week. They are doing really well, in fact, after the first week I already had to transplant the okra. The tomato roots are growing way outside their little containers, so I envision transplanting the them soon too. The peppers seem to be a little slower than the tomatoes, but when they do germinate, their leaves appear really solid. 

I went to my first organic gardeners association meeting at Zilker on Monday. I really enjoyed it, and plan on going back next month. They are having their annual herb and vegetable transplant sale in early march, where the members sell the seedlings they’ve grown. I hope to be able to participate next year. With as many seedlings that one packet of seeds generates, it would sure be nice to share.

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>Seeds update

>Almost all of the seeds are sprouting now. I think the combination of the cover and heat pad did it. I am removing the cover starting tonight, since most things I read said that once the seeds have sprouted you should remove the greenhouse cover. Hopefully, they continue growing as they have been. At this rate I’ll need to start gathering larger containers. I have a few leftover from last spring, but no where near the 72 I’ll need.

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>Okra Already Sprouting??

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I just planted the seeds last night and tonight I checked to see how everything is doing and the okra is already sprouting. They are pretty warm, with the greenhouse top and the heating pad on the bottom, but I didn’t expect results this soon. Maybe it’s typical for okra, I’ll have to do some research…

Here’s my setup. There’s room for 72 seedlings. The sections are a little small so I may have to transplant later, depending on how they do. This is my first time with seeds, so I’m being a little optimistic.
Okra closeup

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