This is a record of how long this particular set of seeds took to germinate and how they looked at various stages from first appearance to the development of the first set of true leaves and beyond. I hope this will prove useful.
Variety: Galeuse D’Eysines (RSC)
Sown indoors: 15th March 2014
First Seedling: 21st March 2014
Germination: 6 days
Germination ratio: 4/4 seeds sown
I love growing winter squash varieties and decided to try a new variety this year from the Real Seed Company. I’ll be trying to save seed again this year and am hoping for a lovely balanced Summer to give my squash the best chance.
21st March 2014: One seedling is already through and, as you can see from the ‘molehill’ in the second pot, another isn’t that far behind it:
27th March: 6 days old and ready for potting on. These squash have migrated into the large greenhouse but under a double layer of fleece for added protection.
30th March: The seedlings seem to be quite content in the greenhouse with their night time fleece blanket for protection. At 9 days old, the first true leaf is growing
4th April: Just 5 days later and the first true leaf has opened and is already quite a good size for such a young plant
13th April: 3 Weeks old and these plants are taking over the greenhouse 🙂
11th May: The plants are starting to take over the greenhouse and really need to be planted out but there is still the risk of frost. However, if the temperatures continue to rise, then I may consider planting out at the end of next week.
31st May: The plants were planted out into the beds on the 17thMay and are doing really well. We now have flowers forming
6th July: So far these plants are only producing male flowers.
15th July: At last a female flower is forming
31 July: A fruit appears to have set