It’s been 3 weeks since I sowed my cucumbers, tomatoes, chilli and capsicum into the individual containers. This is an update on how they are going.
On 24th of August, only a week after sowing, was the first sign my cucumbers where growing. The picture below was taken on the 24th. I became very excited to see that I would have cucumbers this summer.
Only 2 weeks since sowing I thought I better get the veggie patch ready. From experience, I know the cucumbers will grow very quickly so I weeded the patch, turned over the soiled, put some compost and blood n’ bone in the soil and gave it a good water. It is important to put the blood n’ bone in the soil at least 2 weeks before planting. Otherwise the blood n’ bone will be too harsh on the plants and they could die. Excitingly I found 2 carrot stouts in the patch when I was weeding. I’ve kept them in the ground and will sow some more carrots with them.
One of the tomato plant had germinated and a little sprout appeared at 2 weeks. The cucumbers are continuing to grow well too. I make an effort to bring all the containers into shelter at night and put a towel over the top of them to protect them from the nights cold. This method seems to be working so far. In the mornings I put them out in the sun and put some more water over them if they look like they’re getting dry. There were a couple of rainy/windy days where I bought them into the shelter but as soon as the sun was out I took them out again.
On the 4th of September, almost 3 weeks after sowing, I noticed one of the chilli plants had germinated. Lets just say I got very excited then. You can see it, very tiny, on the top right of the picture.
I also notice the tomato had another sprout next to it. I find having 2 sprouts next to each other is harder to maintain when they are fully grown so I decided to pull out the second sprout and put it in one of the other tomato containers. Hopefully it continues to grow.
In addition, my parsley and tomato plant (bigger one) are still doing well. The tomato plant, which I found started growing on it’s own in a random pile of dirt next to my veggie patch, didn’t continue to grow when I transplanted it into a pot a couple of months ago but it didn’t die either. I think now the weather is warming up it is shooting up the steak.
In summary, I have 3 cucumber seedlings, 2 tomato seedlings and a bigger tomato plant, 1 chilli seedling, 2 carrot sprouts and a fully grown parsley plant.
I’ll keep you posted on their growth.