Here’s a look at the seeds I started a week ago:
This is the first tray with cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and lettuce. As you can see, some cells have an abundance of seedlings (Red Romaine lettuce has the most), and some have none (cabbage). This is normal (at least in my world!). Not all seeds are viable, which is why you need to put more than one seed in each cell. I put more in the romaine lettuce because it was 3-year-old seed and I wasn’t sure of it’s germination rate. Even so, there is one cell in it’s 6-cell container that has only one seedling in it – you never know for sure.
More importantly, seeds are still going to come up – some may take two weeks to germinate, so it’s not a failure yet. It may be later…I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.
This is the second tray with tomatoes and peppers. Most of the tomatoes have come up (they’re pretty easy) but none of the peppers. In my experience, peppers take much longer to come up than tomatoes, and every year I tell myself I’m going to start them earlier…