So cute when they're little, aren't they?
And they grow up so quickly!
Perfect little lettuce.
These little guys will be ready to plant out in the tunnel soon. I sowed them in a 200 cell flat, but I skipped every other cell so I'd be able to hold them over in this flat longer- instead of having to pot up. I wanted their roots to form well in these and then set them out in the tunnel. Not my favorite way to start seeds, but when I know I'm going to be short on time it's the better option.
When I do have time I prefer to start my seeds in soil blocks. Plants sown in these are far superior to ones started in any cells, whether 6 packs, 32 cell flats, or 200 cell flats. This is for another post, however, but just to give you an idea, soil blocks are exactly what they sound like- a block of soil or potless.
Here is a shot of some beets growing in a 2" soil block.
Soon i'll do a post all about soil blocks.