I have previously posted about receiving my "Spitfire" nasturtium seeds from Renee's Garden for the seed GROW project, run by MrBrownThumb and Colleen Vanderlinden. This is the first official post, however. Seed GROW project participants will all post updates on the first Sunday of the month, although most of us already seem to have posted ahead of schedule.
I actually don't think I recorded the exact date that I sowed my nasturtium seeds. It must have been 26 or 27 February, because I say in my first post that I had already sown them, and I got them on 25 February. So. I didn't do anything special--I just stuck them in the soil.
About two weeks later, I noticed a little hypocotyl emerging from the soil! It was the first seed I started for the season, so it was extremely exciting for me! In fact, even after starting hundreds of seeds for a seedling-sale fundraiser, every time I see one germinate, I get excited. Plants are just amazing beings.
Through March, little "Spitfire" grew a few more leaves under fluorescents, with a little boost from the sun (but mostly fluorescents). This plant will remain in my apartment as the more experimental plant; I will sow some at Mr. Yogato and in my community garden plot as well. Let's see how each does in the different environments. I anticipate that the indoor one will have smaller leaves and fewer flowers but be pretty nonetheless.
Maybe the next time I make Maangchi's hwajeon, I'll make it with my home-grown flowers!
I'm growing Nasturtium "Spitfire" for the GROW project. Thanks, to Renee's Garden for the seeds.
- ► 2012 (139)
- ► 2011 (86)
- ▼ April (7)