Friday, March 21, 2014
First Sprouts For 4 Lettuces Appeared!
SPROUTING of 4 different kinds of GREENS!
This first photo is a shot of the Spicy Mix Lettuce. Mesclun. It says it should start sprouting 7 to 10 days in with Maturity at 28 days! This was day 5! The most interesting part...we had not even watered them yet! The reason we waited was because of the flow of people in the office this week. But we watered them right after I took these photos! Oddly, the Sweet Mix of Mesclun says maturity in 30 days and we have yet to see any sprouts for that one. I took these photos yesterday and they have doubled in size since! It's so great! It's like we have little babies!
Again, this photo was taken yesterday and it's looks so much better today! I figured I would wait until next week before posting more progress photos, tho!
A stock photo from the company/description I used in my last post on which lettuces we were going to start here.
Incase you missed my longer explanation of what we planted them in...you can find that here.
Kale, also known as borecole, is one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet. A leafy green, kale is available in curly, ornamental, or dinosaur varieties. It belongs to the Brassica family that includes cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, collards, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts.
And here's the 4th "Green" that we have seen activity on already! This is the ROCK STAR so far! This is Rosalita Lettuce.
According to Burpee Seeds Website...Rosalita is Medium-sized, heat resistant heads are deep red with a blanched heart. Sow in average soil in full sun in early spring for first crop, in late summer for fall crop. Sow thinly in rows 12" apart and cover with 1/4" of fine soil. Firm lightly and keep evenly moist. Seedlings emerge in 7-10 days.
I'm a bit nervous as we "sprinkled" them around the container and didn't space them out in rows of 12-inches apart. Depending on how this progresses we might be transplanting it. I'm very impressed and excited with our Rosalita so far! She's in "first place" if it were a sprout race!