Sprouts Sprouting!

These six Brussels Sprout seeds were planted a little over a week ago. Already they’re reaching out to grab every ray of sunlight they can. POD knows the feeling.

brussels sprouts seedlings in teeny peat pots

brussels sprout seedlings in teeny peat pots

The little peat seeding containers are really quite wonderful. They can be purchased pretty inexpensively and they make transplanting incredibly simple. Many are even made of recycled material or contain organic fertilizers. Come planting time, all you need to do is rip the bottom out (so the roots can grow more freely) and drop the entire container into the soil, making sure to cover the lip of the pot with a layer of soil. Best of all, they’re biodegradable.

Obviously, they’re probably a little more difficult for folks who plant crops in quantities larger than oh, say three plants, but for container gardeners, they’re a great way to go. They’re gaping holes of thirst, though. You’ll need to check on your wee seedlings daily to make sure they’re getting adequate water.

2 responses to “Sprouts Sprouting!

  1. Ooh, I’ll be interested to read about your brussels sprouts as they grow. I’m thinking of growing some too, but I need to wait a bit as August/September is the hottest time of year here in So Cal.

    • After a remarkably mild summer, Philly’s being hit with crazy hot days! The sprouts still have a few weeks indoors, so we’re hoping things cool down by transplanting time. Good luck.

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