Since I last posted, some of our plants have been doing well. Others are worrying me.
First, the amazing green bean plants. They have actually been upgraded to the living room because they are getting ready to flower! (Matt's allergic to pollen, so no flowering plants are allowed in our laundry drying room.)
Next, the strawberry seedlings have been transplanted and seem to be doing okay so far.
The Malabar spinach finally sprouted and is looking pretty good. I need to order some more potting soil before I can transplant it, but so far it seems okay.
Now, the plants I'm a bit worried about.
First up, our kale and broccoli. They are still so stinking small! I thought transplanting them to a bigger container would help, but they still haven't grown much.
Also, when I water the kale, it almost drowns a bit because the leaves are so small and flimsy. Maybe that's contributing to its lack of growth. I'm thinking I should try just using a spray bottle rather than pouring water.
I also tried adding vermicompost to the top layer of the soil to see if they just needed more nutrients. It's been a few days since I added the vermicompost, and there still hasn't been much progress.
Maybe the green beans spoiled me. They grew so quickly that I might just be too impatient, expecting the other plants to grow just as fast. If any of you have experience growing kale and/or broccoli, do you think they're growing at a normal rate for me?
Last, our poor soybeans. They're still alive & growing new leaves, but they're getting weird spots on them. Could this be a disease?