Something new is sprouting everyday now! This weekend we are supposed to hit 79-80F and dry. Hopefully the area I'm digging in for the new bed will get a chance to dry out some from all the rain lately; I'd like to start planting in it pretty quickly!
Today's sprouts are: Abelmoschus manihot, Impatiens balsamina and Nicotiana alata.
Pictures from April 16th and 17th
Venidium fastuosum from 'Jaffa Ice'. Seedlings from 'Jaffa Ice' did come true I found out from self-sown seedlings last year :)
Snapdragon 'Night and Day'. It appears that all but a few of my 4 year old Snapdragon finally kicked the bucket this year. This winter got exceptionally cold for just a short time, but long enough to kill them; even with the heavy snow cover. Normally our snow is here on day and gone the next
Schizanthus AKA Poor Man's Orchid. These seedlings are hardier than I expected. So far they've been just fine with a few heavy frosts and a dip or two down to 29F
Oregon Sugar Pod II. Getting planted out tomorrow. I noticed that the peas that I direct sowed on 3/21 started germinating over the same few days as these ones sown on 3/30. Germination started on 4/10 and all 12 peas in (2) 6-celled pony packs are up....peas continue to germinate in the garden though. We're gonna have peas coming out of our ears LOL!
Turnip '7 Top'
Mustard 'Florida Broadleaf'
Linaria maroccana. These seeds were harvested in 2006 from self-sown 'Northern Lights' and do come true. I love the pretty little bi-colored pastel snapdragon-like blooms. They love cool weather and will re-bloom if cut back by half.
A no-name generic Romaine Lettuce and one called 'Salad Bowl'. I don't even remember where I bought these seed but could be walmart; all I know is that I've been using these seed for the last 6 years LOL!
Kohlrabi 'White Vienna' and 'Purple Vienna'
Poppy 'Lauren's Grape'.
Matthiola incana 'Giant Imperial'