Three weeks have passed since I made potting mix, laid it into seed trays and planted seeds.
The large seeds – zucchini, watermelon and cucumber – are the most advanced, with the first real leaves appearing in this past week. Only now could I possibly contemplate planting these seedlings out, though I will wait at least another week.
Smaller seeds – such as basil, beetroot and tomatoes – have only their first leaf pairs and are still tiny seedlings.
What is already clear is that thinning these seedlings is inevitable; there simply isn’t space (or energy) for planting out every seedling that survives germination and development.