An update on the pre- sprouted spinach seeds.
'Scarlet' spinach was pre-sprouted beginning on2/21/2012. Seeds sprouted on 02/23/2012, sown on the same day, germinated on 02/25/2012. The seed came from Pinetree Seed and was dated 2006. Here they are today.
|'Scarlet' spinach seedlings.|
The spinach that was written about and pictured on 02/24/2012. These were planted in 6 packs on 02/25/2012 and began sprouting on 02/27/2012. The seeds were dated 2008, 'America' and 'Viking' and 2011 for the 'Giant Nobel'. Here is the 'Gian Nobel' today. All cells have sprouted.
|'Giant Nobel' spinach seedlings.|
This seems to be an efficient and fast way to start your spinach.
Awesome, you are getting much better and faster germination than my direct sown spinach.ReplyDelete
Kris, I'm surprised at how fast and good the germination has been. In a few weeks I'm going to try the pre- sprouting then direct sowing. Hopefully it will work just as good.ReplyDelete
I am going to try your way to start spinach. You had better results than I did. Out of four, only one of mine sprouted.ReplyDelete
Christy, So far I am awed by how fast and quickly the spinach has germinated, It is definately worth a try.Delete
Mine are slowly sprouting. Slooooowly. I'm definitely going to try a batch of presprouted seeds!ReplyDelete
Can't subscribe to comments on your blog any more. I changed my settings and all is well with my comments again:
Use embedded comments rather than the pop-up box. In case you need it, it's under Settings>Comments>Comment Form Placement
Granny, thanks for the tip, I'm going to try the embedded comments, and love that I can now reply to eaxh comment!Delete
This does seem a great way to start spinach.
Amazing results with your spinach sprouting. Do they normally sprout that fast? Wow. Thanks for sharing that. Great pictures.ReplyDelete
Andi, All of the spinach started to root in two days, and after a week they were all very sturdy seedlings. I've never had such good resu;ts germinating spinach.Delete