Mixing some potting soil, 2 parts Pro with 1 part sifted compost.
Plants have been going outside during the day, in the shade, back inside at night. Staying inside today, due to F’n snow and freezing cold weather.
Maters. Doing pretty good, almost ready for full sun, we just need the weather to warm up a little more so they can spend a few nights outdoors, they should be ready to go in the ground by the time the ground dries up enough around here. I stress my tomatoes pretty heavily before they go in the garden. They grow perfectly once they are in the ground because I use the same soil in the pots as is in the garden.
Here are seedling apples, these were grown from saved seeds from the grocery store. Grocery store apples, I’ve noticed, germinate really well. Some die off early on and others die off later but for the most part all are pretty healthy once they reach a certain age. They’ll all be grafted unless I notice there is one that looks like it might have some features I want to test.
Here are my seedling pears, too early to count how many I’ll have, as some are still in the ‘might not make it’ stage. They also are crammed into too tight of a pot but I didn’t have much of a choice as space is limited. Once the weather warms up, they’ll each get their own pot and then into the ground in nursery rows. By summer I should have a full count on my rootstock pears.
Peaches are germinating.
Cherries are germinating.
Everything is germinating too soon, I really wanted to get them in the ground before germination but since they were all dipped in GA3, I had no idea when they would germinate, so this was a test for future plantings. I’ll know by next year summer, which seeds germinate best and their germination rates and that will be updated in my GA3 scientific post.