Follow me on Twitter!

Follow me on Twitter @ricksroots!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Seed Starting Has Commenced!

I planted 53 "Creeping Thyme" plants this morning using my heat pad and Jiffy 7 peat pellets.  I suppose technically I planted 150-200 ... the seeds are so tiny.  Germination rate according to the package is 78% so we'll see.  14-21 days for germination, so I should have some plants in a couple weeks!

This is on my desk at work under a pair of fairly standard flourescent lights.  Suitable for seed starting at least.  Worked great last year for my peppers!

This is, by the way, one case where I chose to buy 1/8th of an ounce of seeds instead of one packet.  A packet included about 200 seeds, while an eight of an ounce included around 18,000 seeds.  I probably used 200 seeds to plant these 53 pellets because the seeds are so tiny.  Hard to drop just one or two at a time.  This way, I'll have plenty of seeds left if I don't get enough germination, and plenty of seeds that I can share with others who might want some thyme.