While most of the tubes had good germination of each seed, and have three to four seedlings each, there were some (not many) tubes where there was no germination at all. It is now time to consider thinning and replanting, as there needs to be only one seedling in each tube.
Am probably a little late with this, but the weather has been very hot (41C or 105F) until last Wednesday, so have been deferring the transplanting. Rain and cooler weather began Friday morning – in fact, has been gently falling continuously since. Much welcome relief.
While my “day job” requires the occasional planting out, tending and growing of plants and flowers, this is the first time that have tried anything like this. Am very excited and fascinated by the germination of so many, and am reluctant to be “ruthless” and cull out the little ones.
A couple of "ring-ins". Have no idea what they are, but will let them grow.