Epiphyllum cuttings -- the big plants are already outside.
I always enjoy a peek into the greenhouses of others, so here are looks at mine.
Eggplants -- Little Prince, from Renee's seeds.
Little Prince is a compact grower. I would grow eggplant for the flowers alone; the fruit is a bonus. My plan is to have container grown veggies summer, fall and as far into the winter as I can coax them, under glass. The instructions say one eggplant to a 10 or 12 inch pot, or 8 inches apart in a container at least 16-18 inches across and deep.
Gomphrena and Coreopsis popped right up. Agastache, Salvia farinacea and Gaillardia are slower to appear, maybe the saved seed was not fresh. Baptisia in the center left tray has not shown up. Maybe I should have planted the seed when it was fresh from the dry pod.
At top in above pic: Super Bush Container Tomatoes and Jewel-Toned Bell Peppers in Crimson, Gold and Orange, also from Renee's Seeds have graduated into little pots already.
Parsley and Chives
The trays behind the Parsley have Tecoma stans, Pride of Barbados and purple Datura, all saved seeds from last year. I don't know why that one Caesalpinia pulcherrima came up so quickly, they are usually slow germinating. I've another that I kept in a pot all winter and I dug a tiny one from last year the other day so I could plow where it was sited. It was just putting on tiny new shoots from the roots. On the shelf above are rooted alternanthera cuttings kept over in water through the winter.
Parsley will go into flower beds for the nurturing of Black Swallowtail larvae. Dotting them about among nectar plants is convenient for the butterflies and decreases the chance of a single plot where birds can easily feast. Parsley usually takes at least two weeks, coming up. These were under 10 days.
Another look at the pepper plants, labeled by color:
red, orange, yellow. The seeds were color-coded.
It's almost too hot for lettuce here now, they've been moved out to shade. There are some individual pots of these Romaines; they're already looking floppy. These I thought to use for 'cut and come again' salad. So far we've just had lettuce on our hamburgers.
PentasSome Pentas are already planted out. I'm waiting for unlabeled plants to bloom so I can verify the colors. There is already a red Pentas bed in progress. Whites are in the yellow rose bed; rose pink and Miss Julie's fav medium pink go in Upper garden beds where some from last summer have resprouted. Palest pink is out under a couple of crape myrtles in front. Every time another blooms, it goes to its color group. I've never had such an abundance of Pentas. I think the butterflies will be pleased. Each bed will have a clump or two of Parsley.
Seeds of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and lettuce were from Renee's Seeds. Other seeds were purchased locally or saved from my garden. Cuttings of Pentas and Alternanthera were saved from the previous summer garden.