Posted by melannen on 2013-04-12 18:41:44 UTC and edited at 2019-05-26 22:08:08 UTCPermalink
I HAVE SPROUTS!
I'm way too excited about this for somebody my age.
There are a lot of beets coming up. In fact, way more sprouts than seeds I planted?? Do "beet seeds" actually each have more than one seed in them? Am I going to have to figure out how to thin them earlier than I expected? Possibly I should have done more research than just reading the backs of the dollar-store seed packets.
There is also a bean that does not quite have any leaves showing but I can see the white neck of the sprout just under the soil, about to unfurl.
Beans sprouting are the best. I love the way they push the soil up.
Beets: no, it's just that a beet plant has multiple stems emerging from the one root. Have you ever seen a beet with its leaves on at the market? Like that.
Sprouting beans are awesome!!
Maybe the beet seeds were smaller (and thus more easily scattered) than you expected?
What kind of bean?
@neotoma beet seeds are actually largish! they're weird and alien looking up close, actually... I think they're awesome :) But of all the things to plant, they're one of the easiest not to accidentally drop 2 in the hole where 1 should be, because they have a rough surface that makes them grippable, and they're large enough to pick up individually. Here's a random pic via google images.
Hmm, I asked google about beet seeds and it says each of those alien spiky things actually has between 2 and 6 seeds in it? If that's right I'll probably end up thinning before I transplant to the actual garden. They're still at the only-two-leaves stage so I doubt it's that there are multiple stems per seed already, but I'm not in a hurry.