Friday, April 3, 2009
My recalcitrant ways
Regular readers would have read about me banging on about how I tried to cut some corners and use potting mix instead of a good quality seed raising mix (SRM) when it comes to planting seeds.
So here is why.
The four seedlings on the right of photo (click on photo to enlarge) were planted in potting mix on the 2/2/09.
The good looking ones one the left were planted in a good SRM on the 13/2/09. The photo was taken on 5/4/09
Obviously using a good SRM will save you time because you'll get them in the ground sooner and once in the ground they respond quicker.
There may also be a taste advantage because quickly grown veggies usually have a superior flavour, where as slow or stunted veggies can go bitter.
So there you have have it, don't be a cheap skate like me, although I have mended my recalcitrant ways, at least in this area anyway.