First Sprouts of 2012!

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Weee, my first seeds of the year have sprouted! The seeds have been in the soil for a fortnight now and I was beginning to think the pea shoots were not going to sprout; but here they are. The soil was a bit damp when I sowed them so some of the seeds got mouldy and in the end only about half of them have sprouted.

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The radish sprouted after one week and seem to be happy enough. They are leaning toward the window but it has been quite sunny recently and they are at a south facing window so they should be getting sufficient light.

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As the pea shoots and radish have sprouted I decided to sow a few other indoor crops today. There is now a pot of mixed salad leaves and a pot of basil on the kitchen windowsill. It might be a bit early for basil but we decided that it is worth a shot. Seeing as they will remain indoors and the weather is warm now they might be ok. And if the seeds don’t germinate successfully we can sow some more in a few weeks. Bring on the new growing season!

Emma

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