From the first batch, I successfully have the following babies:
** Gourmet Lettuce – some of them died off after being put in the ground, but some are hanging in there.
** Broccoli – wee seedlings are still going strong, though not getting much bigger.
** Onion sets – hanging in there. Only a few have died out.
I'm pretty sure that my serrano peppers, cilantro, and tomatoes died after being put in the ground. I'm still hoping to see some activity, but I can't find any of those peeking up at me.
From the second batch, we have:
** Zucchini - All of our squashes took off with a strong start, allowing little seedlings to be planted out. Definitely see all those, and hopefully they'll last.
** Yellow Squash
** Acorn Squash
I also sat out store bought seedlings of red cabbage and one tomato plant, and those are doing well.
I've planted my spinach & jalapeño in flats, to try to give them a stronger start before putting them in the ground. Both had little root sprouts, but I have yet to see seedlings pop out of the soil. I'm going to give them a few more days, but I fear they might have died outside in the flats. My grand bell mix is still in the sandwich baggie and looks like it's trying to sprout a little bit. I'll give it another day or two before I give up.
I'm giving a few of these another try, even though they didn't germinate the first time.
** Spinach – Bloomsdale, long-standing
45 days – Mar-Ap & July-Aug. Rows 12'' apart, ½ '' depth, seedlings 6'' apart
** Serrano Peppers
73 days – March-May. Rows 18''-2' apart, ¼ '' depth, seedlings 18'' apart. Sunny spot & fertilize at 6'' tall.
Ap-July. Rows 12'' apart, ¼ '' depth, seedlings 6'' apart
** Pole Bean – Kentucky Wonder
60-75 days – Ap-June. Rows 3' apart, 1 ½ '' depth, plants 10 '' apart. Stake.
** Alaska Peas
55-60 days – Ap-June. Rows 1 ½' apart, 1-2'' depth, 2' apart. Water ground, not plants to combat fungus.
** Watermelon – Carolina Cross #183 (giant) Lame seed pack only gave 5 seeds.
100 days. Hills 5-7' apart, 1'' depth.
** Cantaloupe – Hale's Best
85 days. Rows 5-6' apart, ½'' depth, plants 2' apart. Cold sensitive.
I have one store-bought strawberry that needs to be put in the ground as soon as I figure out where, and I broke down and bought two bell pepper plants today. Hopefully those can go in tomorrow, weather permitting.