And what varieties reside in those 50 cells?
This is the list of the lettuce varieties I am growing this year:
Yugoslavian Red, Forellenschluss, Laitue Grosse Brune Paresseuse, Cherokee, Magenta, Flame, Red Lepracaun, Mottistone, Teide, Blackjack, Bronze Arrowhead, Bunyards Matchless, Spotted Aleppo, Brauner Trotzkopf, Purplus, Jeanne, Brown Goldring, Dark Lollo Rosso, Concept, Amaze, Red Fire, Czechoslovakian, Turkey PL176594, Red Velvet, St. Vincent, De Morges Braun, Baquieu, Goldrottingen, Gotte Jaune D'Or, Schnittsalat Grunetta, Crvana Ziska Salata, Skolar Corrigan, Lattich In Der Erde, and Kutcheryavaets Odesskiy.
Some of these are commercial varieties purchased from Stokes or Johnny's Selected Seeds - most, though, are foreign heirloom types shared with me by my Michigan garden pal, Jeff. Among the lettuce are leaf, romaine, head, crisphead and buttercrunch, with colors of greens, reds, and splotches of different colors. We are going to have some amazing salads this spring!
Then there is the Spinach - Tyee, Emu,Space, and Reflect. And Swiss Chard, Bright Lights, Red Russian Kale, and Asian Greens Purple Mizuna, Red Mustard, Purple Mustard, Yukima Savoy, Sumemrfest Green, Mustard HO MI Z, and Mustard Da Cheong Chae.
My plans are to pop these each out of their cells in a week or so and pot them up in groups of at least 4 seedlings. Then when they adjust and size up a bit more, they will go into the back rows of the garden, once ready, and the night time frosts settle down.
I've also got five pots of beets that just germinated in front of my office window. The varieties that I am growing this year are Touchstone Gold, Burpee Golden, Albino, Red Cloud and Ruby Queen. They emerged in only 3 days. The two big pots of carrots germinating in my driveway are Scarlet Nantes and Little Finger; the Radishes are Easter Egg and French Breakfast....and the Arugula is Astro.
So that sums up everything that is currently growing for my 2012 garden. Now I am off to plant hot peppers and eggplant, filling another 50 cell tray, preparing it for a week long rest on the heat mat in front of my office window.
As I was finishing this blog entry, I saw out of the corner of my eye a dozen deer dashing across the street, out of my side yard - single file - and we are also in the midst of a large Grackle attack - it sounds like a hundred squeaky doors, and a remarkably large number of them are covering my neighbors' lawns and our front yard trees.