It’s been a little over a week now since I shared pictures of my little herb grow and things are definitely moving along! I came down with a mean fever when the first plants were starting to sprout, and wasn’t able to check on them, so they grew quite leggy. I couldn’t believe how tall they got in such a short period of time. If I was on my game, I would have had them under the lights as soon as they broke soil, but I’m hoping I can salvage the leggy seedlings when I repot them by burying them in the soil a little deeper than normal.
I threw 3 lights into my wire rack to get things going quickly, but I plan to revamp it. I’ve ordered this Black & White Poly to wrap around the rack and reflect light back in towards the plants.
Fastest to Germinate in Soil
The fastest seeds to germinate were the Mexico Midget tomatoes in the first row, by a long shot. These suckers wasted no time at all. I’m hoping these lanky bastards stay rigid enough to continue; if not, i’ll just germinate more seeds since they were so easy.
Second place goes to the lettuce in the second row, coincidentally:
In third place were the chives, with basil not far behind:
The Soil Slow Pokes
There are 2 lone sprouts of cilantro that have come up in the soil, but none of the other 5 plugs are showing any:
None of the rosemary seeds have sprouted at this point, and neither have the peppers.
Fastest to Germinate in Coco Coir and Rock Wool
The seeds in coco are all doing quite well and the 2 cilantro rock wool cubes have both germinated already. The only thing I’m missing again is rosemary; the chives are a little slower too.
That’s all for now! If you have any tips for leggy seedlings, please share.