Friday, March 18, 2011

Good morning bok choy!

It's only been a few days since I planted bok choy in a seed tray, but today I found my first three sprouts poking their way through the soil.

Of course, when you zoom out, things aren't quite as exciting. It'll take a little while before these little guys end up in the stir fry pan. But everybody has to start somewhere.

I'm not seeing a lot of movement in the planters on the rooftop yet, but just in case the snow pea seedlings I dropped in the planters don't make it, I've got a few extras starting out indoors. From what I understand, snow peas don't like to be transplanted, but I picked up a small peat seed tray that allows you to actually break off the entire cube and just plant it in the soil, allowing the tray to become part of the plant food. I bought it before learning that peat is a non-renewable resource, so I don't expect to use this kind of tray again next year, but not using it now would be even more wasteful.

I'll probably give the snow peas on the roof another week or so to make their move before taking any of the indoor kids outdoors. It's a bit cold outside on the rooftop, and quite windy, which could be part of the problem. I might have to look for some sort of material that can be used as a wind break. 

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