Swallowtail talked to me about watering and that spritzing the seeds from the top is better than bottom watering of geraniums/pelargoniums as it may cause the seed to rot. I felt that tornado geraniums which germinated well and are starting to develop their true leaves would also have done poorly but they didn't and were also watered from the bottom. I do appreciate this information and will spritz from the top next time until germinated as they recommended. The customer service agent was pleasant and I was offered a credit or more seeds. Of course more seeds was my choice. Let's see how these do when they are sowed.
A garden journal would be helpful. I have so many pieces of paper where I took notes instead of putting information in one place. Especially for vegetables as growing food is new for me. There's nothing like going in your yard and picking what you're going to eat hopefully chemical and pesticide free if the insects and critters allow. If my yard received more sun, vegetable beds would be possible but where the containers currently are is where most of the sun is. Then the soil would need to be tested first. Last fall I finally stopped cats from doing their business in my beds by putting chicken wire were they entered the yard. Although I've seen one cat occasionally passing through, there has been no evidence left behind since the chicken wire. I have a problem eating food where animals have deposited their waste.
The vinca seeds sowed 2 days ago have also germinated.
|I believe you can keep pepper seeds for a few years and they may still be viable. These are from 2013 and have started to germinate also.|
|These are 2015 seeds. I love my broccoli but don't know if these are even appropriate for my region. I think reading that it tolerates heat is why I picked these as it may not bolt as fast in the heat.|