I started out with sowing later than last year and my seedlings are just emerging or in their cotyledon stage. I have got all summer veggies started out this way, all cool weather crops are directly seeded.

recycled food tray and recycled foam cups with seedlings. Summer seeds were sown here – 2 varieties of Tomato, eggplant, bunching onion, sweet banana peppers and bell peppers.

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Ace sweet pepper and  Agatha Tomato seedling. Agatha is growing faster than other varieties. In few more days, I’ll plant these out in bigger cups.

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Basil and Ichiban eggplant seedlings. Basil loves hot weather, it is taking most time to grow.

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Bunching Onion and Turnip. Turnips love cool weather, were sown outdoors last week. Bunching onions also do well in cool, they’ll be transplanted in a week

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Methi sown in container has emerged. methi will do fine even in cool temps – our nights are still in upper 30s to 40s. Shoebox container holds cauliflower seedlings, these are not doing well, turning yellow and look poor.

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One of the wintersown seeds (in Feb) have bolted, label faded and I still don’t know what it is. Have you seen anything tinier than this bolting so fast?

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Rows of fenugreek (methi). My FIL seeded half bed with methi and remaining with coriander seeds. Half bed of methi has germinated well, nothing on Cilantro side. Cilantro aka coriander germinates slow, germination temp should be above 70F. Northwest hasn’t seen temps in 70s yet. I hope seeds don’t rot and stay viable for few more days…


Peas have emerged, I have just 8 plants coming up. About 5-6 didn’t germinate, lost 3 plants to hail and I have run out of seeds. In 2 small pots, cabbage is happy.

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4 thoughts on “Seedlings

  1. I’ve never tried fenugreek. My wife loves it. She would love to try when she is back from Toronto. How long does it take to mature?

  2. Fenugreek is slightly bitter, it is an acquired taste. If you’ve never tried, give it a try. It takes 30-35 days to mature from direct sowing, harvest when it’s in 5-6 true leaf stage. I have had many failures trying to grow veggies, fenugreek never fails so that’s why I absolutely enjoy growing it 🙂

  3. Hi fenugreeklove,

    Do fenugreek plants love sunlight or shade? im confused. and i did not know that they have to be harvested while they reach 5-6 leaves stage itself!!

    1. Fenugreek (methi) does well in part-shade, sunny location does no harm either. Fenugreek is really low-maintenance crop that does well in any condition. I do harvest at 5-6 leaves stage to use as leafy greens. To collect fenugreek seeds, it needs to flower and set seed pods, I don’t usually wait that long.

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