1st time seed starting (T5/heatmat Germination Project)


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So I'm wondering if I have been causing all my own problems. I have used fish emulsion oil since my green flower growing days. I recently repotted my squash/pumpkins into 1 gal containers to let them get bigger before allowing them out with the wild turkeys. After fertilizing them with the fish emulsion oil the turkeys, cats and even quail came to visit and see my progress. I'm thinking the fish smell might be attracting wildlife even at low concentrations.
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Another weekly update. I will probably do this once a month after this. Lots of plants are thriving. Less than a month after planting the seeds this is what I have. I started batch #2 of some more "exotic" veggies. Striped tomatoes, habanero peppers ect. Along with cucumbers and snap peas. Hoping to pick up a self driving tiller type machine this week. Scouring craigslist now for just the right one. Area is weedeated and ready for tilling. Photos of plants and location.
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Also I turned off the t5 bulbs and heat mat now that it is significantly warmer. Peppers and seedlings are in my makeshift greenhouse made from an old carport and home depot plastic.
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Total count as of now is:
18 Jack o lantern pumpkins
4 Honey rock
4 Casper pumpkin
6 cilantro
2 Congo Watermelon
18 yellow squash
5 cantaloupe
35 beef tomatoes
27 cherry tomatoes
12 pablano peppers
16 bell peppers
Lettuce (almost too much trouble)

Very happy with the results just waiting on the plants to get big enough to survive grazing turkeys. Tilling, tieing and drip line to come. And more seedlings... because it's fun and free (practically)
 

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