Here it is, the birth of a basil plant. Amazing how they grow so quickly. These have been sitting under the full-spectrum lamp every night (I’m sunning my sprouts in shifts now). I planted them on March 20 and, true to packet information, they broke ground just 5 days later.
I will be waiting on peppers for another week, at least. Did I start them too late? I’m hoping to improve on last year’s “dwarf” peps, which topped out at only two inches long.
In the background is my first crop of Romaine. I’m down to four plants, from an initial six. One failed to sprout well, another broke under my ministrations of tough love — I believe I squashed him while trying to drain out excess water.