I started the first round of lettuce and spring broccoli this evening. I've had nothing but problems trying to start broccoli the last two years. Those years, I started the broccoli outside in the greenhouse. I think the wide swings of temperature in the greenhouse were too much for the young broccoli. This year they are in the house with nice stable temperatures. I'm interested to see what I get this time around.
I've had great success with soil blocks and will use them for everything that can be started in them. Last week I started tomatoes in 2" blocks. Today I used the 3/4" blocks for lettuce and broccoli. Blocks of this size are easily out grown, but they are also compact and allow me to start a lot of single seeds, resulting in more than enough plants, even with spotty germination. As it turns out, I've had great luck with germination in this manner and will have enough starts to share with all interested.
|3/4" soil blocks - 160 total|
Top Row (Left->Right):
- Mascara Lettuce (x20); Territorial Seed
- Drunken Woman Fizzy Head (x20); Territorial Seed
- Marshall Lettuce (x20);
- Italienischer Lettuce (x20);
Bottom Row (Left->Right)
- Valmaine Lettuce (x20)
- Fiesta Hybrid Broccoli (x20) (Pelleted)
- Broccoli Sampler from Cedar Grove Nursery (x20) (Not sure the exact variety)
- Blank, for now.