My Wax Currant seedlings, a native edible, are my number one pick for the year.
They are so tiny, and it looks like most are sprouting. Now I feel greedy and want all of them instead of just the dozen. Always amazes me when tiny seeds turn into big shrubs and big pea seeds make a small annual.
Now I just have to get some of these teenie seedlings to shrub size. I will upgrade them to one gallon pots and keep them inside with careful water control. They will displace the Goldenrain Trees in the kitchen window that will go outside this year. The Honey Locust trees spent their first winter outside In pots, and will be planted with the monsoon rains.
The Lovage seeds are up too.
All six have sprouts. I like these little starters for tiny seeds, although I usually start bigger seeds in regular pots. These seem like they have the perfect balance between moisture and air that seeds require. I tend to use less seed in these.
The Braeburn X Apple trees successfully moved from their 4 inch pot to their 6 inch pot, but all need their own one gallon pots sooner rather than later. No room! They can’t go outside except for brief visits in the shade until after last frost.
Here are 5 seedlings, originally there were 11, but I pulled 6 out while they were still in their 4 inch pot. Once the monsoon rains start, I should have them acclimated to outdoors. My Braeburn X seedlings already have 8 inch tap roots with 2 i
nches of tree showing. That’s the way trees do best.