Saturday, February 14, 2009

First Petunia Seed Sprout

The first petunia sprout poked up overnight. I'm starting cascade trailing petunias from seed. I started them exactly a week ago. The seeds can take 7 to 21 days to sprout. Update: just a couple of hours later, there were 7 sprouts! Update 2: As of Monday, 22 sprouts!

6 comments:

Russell said...

Congratulations!! I was at the Des Moines Home and Garden Show yesterday (Saturday) and seeing all those growing tulips and other flowers, well, let's just say I can feel spring is on its way!

Take care.

Jana said...

I am so happy that spring is just around the corner! Enjoy your flowers!

Sterl the Pearl's Daily Pics of Boulder said...

Aha! Go Petunias, go! you can do it....

San Diego Farmgirl said...

Congratulations! I just love the excitement of sprouts. Like Christmas morning!

elenska said...

Hi! I know this is 2 years later but I have been searching internet for some info I could not find. My petunia seedlings (only about 2 mm now) are very crowded and I am wondering what is the best time to transplant them to single pots. How big were they when you transplanted? and when did you transplant outside?

Boise Diva said...

Elenska - thanks for stopping by with a question. I transferred the seedlings to bigger pots when they were about 4 inches tall, although they really flopped over at that point. That's the way they always looked, I think because they were vine-types. I put them outside the third week in May, directly in hanging baskets. They thrived for the whole season and did better than the plants I bought from a store.