digitS' wrote:Okay, AppleStar. You got some â€˜splaininâ€™ to do!
...what do you want me to 'splain, digitS?
If you are talking about my space saving methods/process, I'll mention some stuff below the photo collage.
First I wanted to show that there was a Lady Patrol inspecting the tomato and pepper seedling 2Kc's (Doubled K-cups)
I "pricked out" these seedlings from the Spoonzip and planted them in this 1/2 gallon rice milk carton using the plastic divider (Cut up clear container lid) method. These are ones I wanted extras of -- they came up together, 4 to 8 per spoon, and they all needed to come out of the Spoonzip. It seemed easier to plant them in community container rather than individually.
If you've read my seedstarting ramblings from previous years, I discovered these rice milk cartons are great because they fit in standard trays exactly, and can be used flat like this or standing on one narrow length for deeper rooted and older seedlings. I also cut up and tape two of them together for 1 gal containers sometimes.
As I mentioned before, even though I have to fiddle with the same seeds and seedlings several times when using this method, it's worth it to me because I have very limited space, and by using methods and systems that use bare minimum space needed by the seedlings at that particular stage in development, I can take advantage of the transitioning late winter to early spring seasons and weather to basically "Just-in-time" my seeds to transplants production.
While the Spoonzipped seeds are germinating and sprouting, cold weather early spring seedlings and other cold hardy/frost tolerant seedlings and plants can be grown in the Garage V8 Nursery and then moved out, just as the tomatoes and peppers begin needing to be potted up. Tomatoes can move out from inside the house to the garage as they get bigger and peppers and eggplants (And other plants including cold sensitive flowers) can take over the vacated space for early occupied by the tomatoes and other plants.
There is a mass migration from the house to the garage to the outside.
One of the tomato varieties is an F2 of someone else's new cross breeding project. I saved seeds from this F1 plant because it was a large pink blunt heart shaped fruit with a dusting of antho on the shoulders. I think the antho expression in some of the seedlings is stronger in this generation. I have 2 or 3 other varieties with antho, but I'm not growing as many of them as I did last year.