All but 17 of the original 156 Precoce D’Argenteuil Asparagus have germinated and are under the lights.
As we need 200 plants to put in the field in May (and our first pass worked!), today I planted 102 seeds in the pellets and put them on the heat mat.
Take 1 had an 88% germination rate when the packet said to expect a 70% rate. Hopefully, Take 2, using the same techniques, will achieve a similar outcome.
Here are all the seeds, sitting on the heat mat (no room for Galen, now!)
Once a good number of these pellets have germinated and are placed under the lights, it will be time to germinate leeks and onions on the heat mat. Planting season is here!