Blessed are the geraniums, for they know not when to stop.
I’m 10 out of 10 on geranium seedlings so I think I can rightly call myself an expert now. Any geranium problems? Just drop me an email 😉
Ah! If only it was that easy, yes? They are making great progress though and, while it may only be fleeting, there’s a small sense of satisfaction.
As I mentioned in a comment, I started the seeds a bit early, partly out of being impetuous, but also in case I messed things up (highly likely) and needed some time to try again. So far though the first batch are doing quite well and I’m starting to think about how I’ll pot them on and when to start the next batch. I have other seeds like nasturtiums and … well, I forget the rest(!) that I’d like to try and they suggested planting more towards March and April. It will only become more confusing and disorganised from here I can assure you.
I wouldn’t say I’ve solved the watering issue but a bit of growth has given me more confidence in what I’m doing. In general I keep the propagator pretty moist by knocking the condensed water on the plastic cover back onto the seed tray at night and in the morning. Then every two or three days, if it’s starting to look a bit dry, I stand the tray in an inch of water for an hour or so to let the soil soak from the bottom. I can feel the disdainful looks of the experienced gardeners as I type, but it’s working for me at the moment so <shrug> 🙂
For those that are keeping tabs:
Geranium – 10 of 10
Verbena – 4/10
Marigold – 4/10
Aster – 2/5
Total – 22/45