Seeds responding to warmth

Gourd seedlings with their first two leaves

Gourd seedlings with their first two leaves

 

Seed-cases sitting on top of the leaves

Seed-cases sitting on top of the leaves 

After sitting in pots for about a month, finally all the gourd seeds are starting to sprout. It seems they were waiting for warmer weather before they risked poking their leaves out of the hard seeds. Some of them are still wearing the seed-cases like little hats.
Soon the plants will have more leaves and will be big and strong enough  to go out in the garden. Right now, these plants are in a sheltered spot on a covered terrace. At this point of growth, the young seedlings are very tasty to slugs and snails, so its a good idea to use some anti-snail tricks, whether it’s crushed egg-shells, or commercial slug and snail pellets.

So if your gourd seeds have been slow to sprout, don’t give up on them! Any day now, you will see the first two  leaves appear.

 

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