Indoor Seed Starting 2021 2nd Week Update

Seed Starting 2021 Week 2

It’s been 2 weeks since I planted the frozen Better Boy Tomato seeds and so far only 10 of 19 have sprouted. While that is better than 50% it is still not a very good rate. On one hand I’m not to surprised with the reduced germination rate using the frozen seeds but on the other I had hoped for a much higher rate. Time will tell if any more of the seeds germinate but I am not expecting much at this point. I do wonder if the rate would have been better using soil pods instead of coconut coir pods. I am going to add another tray with the same seeds but using a new pack of seeds instead of the frozen seeds.

Here’s a picture of the tray showing the 10 that have sprouted:

Seed Starting 2021 Week 2

Here is the new tray that I am adding to this experiment using the same Better Boy hybrid tomato seeds (but a brand new package of seeds instead of the frozen seeds).

2021 Indoor Seed Starting

I added 2 rows of the Better Boy tomato seeds to this tray to see if the fresh seeds germinate any better. In the past I have experienced almost 100% germination with these seeds so I expect to be pretty close to that this time.

I also added 12 banana pepper seeds, 6 cucumber seeds and 6 Sugar Baby watermelon seeds to this tray since it is getting close to the time to start planting outdoors in Georgia.

I’ll continue to update this as seeds sprout.

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Cammie Simmons encourages others to embrace the joys of gardening. She firmly believes that nurturing plants not only enhances the physical environment but also promotes mental and emotional well-being.