Funny, only one or two days have passed, and suddenly just about ALL the seed pods have sprouted, both in the chili Aerogarden and the herb Aerogarden.
- Sprouted and doing well: Basil, Sage #1, Thyme #1, Thyme #2, Mini Jalapeno #1, Red Fire #1, Red Fire #2
- Sprouted and looking a little anemic: Cilantro, Purple Super Hot #1, Mini Jalapeno #2
- Not cooperating so far: Parsley, Sage #2, Purple Super Hot #2
In fact, the Red Fire is doing so well I already took the plastic dome off. As for the others, I’ll keep the dome on for a little while (in a previous garden, I took the dome off too early and the fragile leaves ended up burning under the lights).
I’m a little worried about the cilantro. The seed has sprouted, but the leaves look a little yellow. Whether they will survive depends not just on whether the leaves are growing, but whether the roots are taking hold of the grow sponge. Hopefully a few more days and we’ll see the plant strong and tall.
In a nutshell, I’m pleasantly surprised at how well the seeds are growing this time around. I can almost smell my chicken pot pie already! 🙂