Here's an update on the shallot seedlings. They are three weeks old now and doing great, I'm thinking of giving them a trim soon as some are starting to flop.
|'Ambition' shallots at 3 weeks.|
'Primero' red cabbage germinated in two days. I'm trying a much earlier start this year as they take 20 days longer than my green cabbage.
|'Primero' cabbage at 4 days.|
After the success with pre- sprouting spinach, I dug into the seed stores and pulled out 4 types of swiss chard. I have grown it before and never used it. This year I'm definitely going to use it as it full of nutrients etc, and can be very ornamental. The seeds were not soaked, but went onto damp coffee filters soaked in a weak fertilizer solution. As an FYI, the weak fertilizer solution contains nitrates which are supposed to aid in germination of older seed.