Um, Of course not! I am married silly!
Oh, you mean garden seeds. *blushing*
It’s been three weeks now since I did that.
And this is what I’ve got.
The results make me laugh.
During the germination period I had a thermometer inside the container. It was a steady 30 Degrees Celsius (86F) with 94% humidity.
I did not have direct heat for the bottom of the trays, but considering how warm it was in there, I cannot see how this would matter. Last year I had 100% success rate with all new seeds. This year I did not. Some seeds are two years old and even though they have been kept in a dry, dark, cool location they did not germinate. If seeds are supposed to last 5-6 years – they do not.
I see now that if I have to buy a new packet of seeds every year for the 5 plants that I need this isn’t going to be a very cost effective endeavour. If I buy a seed starting heated tray, sow more than I need and then repot them, that might work. But still my seedlings don’t look all that substantial. I’d rather buy a healthier plant from the greenhouse. Assuming they are well priced. At two national stores this week I noticed they were selling their seedlings in larger pots and asking $2.98 per plant! Gah! You should be able to get 4 plants for that price.
I think for me, seed sowing is over. Based on the size of my garden it doesn’t make sense. If I was planting an acreage, where I needed to buy fresh packets of seeds every year, then it would and the seeds would actually sprout. In someways that too can be a gamble when you don’t know how long those seeds have been sitting in the store.
Well, now I know… I can save myself the effort next year. (Note:I am still a bit on the fence. I do kinda want to try the heated tray…)
We are two weeks away from our big planting weekend (Last Frost Date). Yay!
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