Our seeds sprouted too fast! We had to shove them ignominiously into too-crowded pots before going away for a week; we're crossing our fingers and hoping that they stay healthy and safe while we're gone. Here's a peek at our planting...
Up top, our leggy seedlings, which had only been in their peat pellets for about 8 or 9 days. Most of them were seeds that generally need about 2 weeks to germinate, so we thought we'd be fine to go away and then plant when we came back.
But no, they shot up! Look at those bean plants, above. They are in just one pot with some cucumbers (which tend to take over) so we will probably shift these into a different pot or pinch off a couple when we get back next week.
Here is one of the long boxes we put our new vegetable plants in. We filled it with organic potting soil, wet it down a bit, then turned it over with a hand-rake.
Then we peeled the netting off the peat pellets the seeds germinated in and pressed them into holes in the soil.
We were pressed for time and space so some of these may get shifted around a bit when we get back.
(Images: Faith Hopler)