Little garden update! It’s been about a week since planing and most of the seeds seem to be coming along pretty well, despite some still lingering mold problems.
The big fat Calendula sprouts are coming up and unfurling and seem pretty healthy!
The Blue Sage (Salvia azurea), which I was starting to lose hope on as their soil was pretty mold afflicted, is actually sprouting a bit! I may just get a few of them yet.
Here is the Hyssop, which I planted just the other day after using the paper towel in ziploc baggie method of germination. I was a little worried about them as I was taking a long time to get them transplanted into the soil and thought for sure I had damaged their radicels, but so far every one of them seems perfectly happy in their new dirt home. Also, microwave sterilizing the soil seems to have done the trick as they are, so far, mold free (knock on wood).
The Wormwood (not pictured) and Chamomile (pictured top) also seem to be doing fine but are still battling mold.
Now the only things that have yet to sprout (besides the things still cold stratifying in the fridge) are the Violas and, for some reason, the Spearmint, who just refuse to germinate.
I also am facing the age old problem of the seeds getting way too leggy, especially the Sweet Alyssum and Chamomile which have been sprouted the longest. I’m probably going to try to pick up some flourescent lights for them when I can afford it but are there any other tips anyone has?