It has been a week almost since my last post. I have a lot of backlog to catch up to and I will get to it one post at a time (promise)!
I am sure a lot of you guys are wondering whatever happened to my MNL Grow Kits. If you’re not quite sure on what I am talking about you can read up on my last post here.
I have 3 kits and I have planted all 3 two Sundays ago (I even experimented on tissue germination for the basil seeds).
According to the guide of each kit the germination process takes almost a week. This is why the kits needed to be sealed, yep with the plastic bag using a rubber band.
I wasn’t able to take pictures day by day but I’ll share below the photos of what I have.
The sprouts started coming out for Basil after 4 days, hot pepper after 5 days, and sunflower after 7 days.
If you are not patient you might consider throwing the kits and giving up on them. Don’t. Just talk to the plants and encourage them to power through. Why? Because not all of the seeds produce sprouts.
Not kidding you there. For my sunflower kit I planted 2 seeds and only one powered through germination. Now this is not the fault of the grow kits but merely part of plant life. Think of it as the strongest one surviving.
Now that I am done with step 1 aka germination I will move on to step 2. Step 2 is about removing the weaker sprouts which I’ll be able to determine when the 4th leaf comes.
What I observed though, due to tissue germination and planting using the kits, the soil included seems to be made of good stuff. I had taller sprouts and stronger looking ones from the ones I planted in the coco husks versus those I germinated through the tissue.
Will update you again when I am done with Step 2 and move on to Step 3.
Again you can buy your own MNL Grow Kits by visiting their site or their fb page. Happy growing and planting!