|Salvia 'Summer Jewel Red'. Photo courtesy of |
Fast forward 2 weeks and everything is growing like crazy under the grow lights.. My basement is cool, which is ideal for encouraging strong, stocky seedlings and a small fan keeps the air circulating with a gentle breeze.
I still have to seed my cucumbers and squash (today??), but for now, I thought I'd share a glimpse of what's growing under the grow-lights. All of these below are new-to-me as I'm trialling a large selection of All-American Selection Winners this year.
How are your seedlings coming along?
|These two All-American Selections (AAS) winning basils germinated quickly and I can already see the differences |
in the baby plants. Dolce Fresca is more compact, while Persian plants are taller and they have different leaf shapes.
|Persian basil is slow to bolt, meaning more basil and less|
flowers. But when it does flower, the bees will love
it! Attractive and compact plants.
|I don't think I've ever grown dianthus from seed|
before, but I do often buy transplants from my
local garden center. This is Jolt, an AAS
winner that has large electric pink fringed blooms.
Side note - I got 100% germination from the seeds!
|Dianthus Jolt, photo courtesy of|
|Pinto White. Photo courtesy of All-American Selections.|