Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Seed Starting Update
"Planting Out" a linocut by Clare Curtis.
I found this to be a great inspiration to get started
Back on 7th December I posted this image of Pelargonium seed that I collected in the Fall. At that time I also planted some Geranium and Salvia greggii seed. It was an early start, but since all these are tender perennials, I figured they could be grown on indoors for some time ( although I know they will much prefer the Summer sunshine when they are eventually moved outside).
The nice thing about Geranianaceae and Salvia is that they germinate very quickly and you get instant gratification at a time of the year when you most need to see something growing.
This is a Geranium sanguineum seedling emerging after only ten days or so.
I have four Salvia greggii seedlings from seed taken from a hot pink form.
These are Geranium and Pelargonium seedlings. They were collected in a hurry and are unidentified, and should lead to some interesting surprises as they mature.