I mentioned in one of my earlier posts that I was trying to squeeze some broccoli in before my summer garden. My family loved the broccoli I grew during the fall, it was sooo tender and tasty that they ate about 18 plants and side shoots in about 2-3 weeks! Alright maybe it was 3-4 weeks.
Anyway, I started some a couple weeks ago and transplanted them into peat pots today. Here's some pics:
I love these styrofaom seed starters. I believe I got them from Parks Seeds. They're reusable & I usually get a pretty high germination rate. If a seed doesn't germinate, I just re-use the plug.
Then just take the plug & put it in a peat pot. (sold at lowes)
I use a basic potting mix.
You know those aren't my hands, manly plumber men are too stubborn to wear gloves.
I got the trays from Parks seeds. They're very versatile, they're big enough for the styrofaom seed starter and then hold about 18 medium peat pots.
Add water with a weak fertilizer and the peat pots with soak the water up from the bottom. That helps the roots grow down & deep.
And then back under the lights for a week or two. The ones up top are about 8 little broccoli that I had to re-seed because I burned them last week when I was trying to keep them warm. I put a heater a little too close!
3 weeks ago