|Evergreen hardy white bunching onion and King Seig leek seedlings|
The photos show the two flats DH seeded on the 30th. He used egg cartons filled with sterile seed-starting medium and set them in the plastic flats we used last year. They don't hold as much as the little mesh "pots" that came in the flats originally but they're functional and free. The flats come with clear plastic lids but I've found you have to be careful leaving the lids in place after planting. The idea of keeping in the moisture may be a good one, but the minute the seeds start to sprout we have to remove the lids or the tall seedlings bump into the "glass ceiling." And the heavy condensation that can form on the lids sometimes causes fuzzy mold (mildew?) to develop on the once-sterile soil. So we keep a water-filled misting bottle on the counter beside the seedlings and I just spritz them heavily several times a day. And sometimes I water them from the bottom, too. Especially after the seedlings have developed their leaves. They need lots of water to maintain growth.
|Australian brown onion seedlings|