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April 10, 2020 at 4:10 am
Thanks for these videos, and the time you take to reply to us all… my question all the way from New Zealand is…
when you say ‘hardening off’ do you keep the seedlings under the covered carport for five days then plant straight into the garden?
April 10, 2020 at 6:12 am
Your welcome. Yes, hardening off is the time they sit outdoors before being planted out in the garden.
March 11, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Hi Lisa, Are those the same trays that meat is often found on? Thanks! Love your videos; just discovered them.
March 11, 2019 at 9:13 pm
Yes foam trays-wash up andcreuse for years.
August 21, 2018 at 4:50 pm
After you put a seed into the block I would expect you to gently cover the seed with some soil, however it looks like you leave the seed in the small pit – which cannot be true. Do you really not put some soil on top of the seed once you drop it into the block with the toothpick?
August 23, 2018 at 6:42 am
Many seeds need light to germinate— so they must be left uncovered to sprout successfully.
January 31, 2017 at 12:22 am
Hi Lisa, I’m really loving your videos and learning a lot! Thank you! I noticed that you also have plug trays stacked up on one of your tables in this video, and I wondered if you also use those for seed starting, and if you do, how do you decide which seeds to do in soil blocks and which go in plug trays?
January 31, 2017 at 5:42 am
Gwen we use plug trays for sunflowers. We start so many each week (400-1200) it is quicker and easier and we can sit them outdoors unprotected from rain after sprouting. We don’t have room to soil block the volume– they need the 2″ blocker.
November 30, 2016 at 9:15 am
When you give “7-14 days” to sprout, am I correct in assuming that you are referring to seed sown outside? The seed sowing video shows 50% of seeds sprouting after 24 hours on the heat mat.
When you say 3-4″ plants go to the garden for transplanting usually in 3-4 weeks in your area, am I correct in assuming that the 3-4 weeks starts at the point of sowing the seed in the soil block, to heat mat , to grow lights, to a week to harden off, to planting?
November 30, 2016 at 10:41 pm
Tim, the duration of time to sprout is for indoor and outdoor sowing. Duration is different for each variety of seeds. Yes growing time beginnings when the seed is sown.
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