Baby (Plant) Pictures!

You know how some people will take pictures of their new babies every 10 seconds and share every single picture with the whole world, even the blurry pictures and the 50 pictures of the cute baby sleeping? (Not that I’m saying you shouldn’t do so, if you’re so inclined…) Apparently I have the same tendency when it comes to plants. It’s not that I haven’t shown you 50 dozen pictures of various seedlings in the last 18 months, because I have. “Oh look, it’s another picture of dirt with a row of tiny, green, nearly unrecognizable plants.” Is that going to stop me from showing you more? Obviously not, given the title of this post.

Okay, so this is the most exciting picture. On a bit of a whim, I threw a row of Radicchio seeds into one of the fall experimental gardens. We tried fall radicchio two years ago, and it had really low germination. As in, we had 2 plants. So this year I decided I would plant it extra thick in hopes of getting 6 or 8 plants. (It’s actually recommended that you start radicchio in flats and transplant it because of the low germination.) Obviously we have a plenty of radicchio seedlings now!

Actually, I find radicchio disgusting, except in small pieces mixed with a whole bunch of other salad greens. The reason to grow it though, is so that I can go out to the garden and see this in mid-February. Yes, this picture is literally from mid-February in 2009.

I guess I don’t really need to show you pictures of all the other seedlings. Everything looks to be growing well, and so far no seeds have gotten completely washed out or broiled in the hot sun. Of course, we’ll need to do some thinning here in the next couple of weeks.

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on September 8, 2010, in Around the Garden and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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