We've had a bit of a setback on the urban homesteading front.
Apparently the little peat pots we used were infested with some type of mold spores. They looked like fireplace ashes at first; naturally we thought the kids had been "experimenting". Come to learn that it is a mini mushroom type of fungus. It won't harm the plants, however if we were to put the starters in the ground, it would overtake the entire raised garden bed. Might even remain to return again next season.
As a precaution we've decided to pitch the little tomatoes, beets, broccoli, cucumbers, bell and jalapeno peppers. Sad.
These are cucumbers at just two weeks. Remarkable how quickly they sprout.
We'll start over right away with seeds directly in the ground this time. It should be okay, it IS still only April, and most of those varieties grow quickly in our warm climate.
Good news is the herbs (in tiny paper cups, top photo) weren't started with peat pots. They look fine so far.
I'm really excited about having fresh vegetables at the ready, and eating more raw foods this summer.