Seed Starting Status Update #2

The seeds are sprouting pretty good so far. I need to get some pictures taken of them but haven’t had the time this week to do much. I have inspected them daily waiting eagerly for the next little green baby plant to say “hello!” I was getting a little bit of damping off but I took care of it with an organic insecticidal soup with a fungicidal element to it. It worked so well that the plants that were showing the signs of the damping off fungus are now doing fine.

Here’s the short list of what is rising from the dirt!

  • Blue Fescue (at least 10 and possibly more since I didn’t check all the pots in the the second flat)
  • Catmint ‘Blue carpet’ (22 so far)
  • Dianthus ‘Arctic Fire’ (a bunch of them from the American Horticultral Society’s Seed exchange)
  • Verbena (3)
  • Salvia Splendens ‘Flare’ (at least 10 so far)
  • Rudbeckia
  • Crape Myrtles (2 from my wife’s grandmother’s trees)

The tomatoes and peppers are planted but haven’t sprouted yet, maybe they will sometime this weekend!


Dave has written since 2007. He gardens on an acre and a half where he raises his 5 children. He enjoys growing vegetables, herbs, and propagating plants. Dave works as a real estate agent in Spring Hill, TN.

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  1. you should tell everyone you planted 72 tomatoes and peppers! and i seem to remember you do all varieties. i buy mine in the store already started. pooh on me.

    i don’t remember if you started those crepes from seed or cuttings? i recently dug some root shoots and replanted them. i am hopeful it will work as the root shoots were at least three feet tall but not much of a root system since it was attached to a major root on the mother tree. i wonder how they will do? do you have any idea if this technique will work?

  2. I was going to wait until they sprouted to talk about them too much! there’s nothing wrong with buying them already started, I think it’s cheaper to do the seed thing. Often you can find other varieties from seed that you can’t from the stores. These crapes were started from seed. I hope a few more pop up but I have no idea what the germination time for them could be. It’s taken about 4 weeks for them to sprout so far so maybe in another month or so I’ll see more. Yours should do well. I transplanted several from my parents trees last year and they worked fine. I just hope they had enough time to develop good roots to come back this year!

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