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mitchb2
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« on: March 04, 2010, 09:16:44 AM »

I had such great results with planting my own lettuce seeds in my AG mini that I ordered the 6-pod DIY kit (sponges and liquid nutes).

I also ordered some seeds.  Can you guys tell me how many of each seed to plant in each pod, and whether or not they need to be thinned? 

I ordered:
Italian large leaf basil
Thyme
Arugula
Cilantro (great tip on this forum regarding nicking the hull with a knife to speed up germination...thanks)
Parsley - Gigante di Napoli

Total cost on these seeds, including shipping, was $8.24.  Nice.  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2010, 09:28:44 AM »

I sow about 6 seeds per pod for smaller seeds and 3-5 for larger seeds.

Although AG recommends that you do not thin herbs, some (like basil) do better if you thin to 1 or 2 seedlings per pod.
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2010, 10:48:48 AM »

Definitely a bunch of seeds, 6 should work on most lettuce seeds. I skimped on the seeds and i was unhappy with the crop of loose leaf lettuce I planted..

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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2010, 11:20:37 AM »

1,000 seeds for 99 cents, I think I can spare a couple.  Smiley

I will say, though, that the oakleaf lettuce spent itself pretty quickly.
Right now I've just started 3 pods of Romaine (official AG Romaine kit).  I'm hoping to get lots of decent salads out of it.

Oh, sorry; I meant to ask this in my original post.
How would you lay these out in an AG6 Elite:

basil
Thyme
Arugula
Cilantro
Oregano
Chives

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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2010, 11:33:48 AM »

Basil - Tall
Thyme - Short
Arugula - Medium
Cilantro - Tall
Oregano - Short
Chives - Medium

My suggestion:

Back row: basil and cilantro
Front row: oregano, arugula, chives, thyme

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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2010, 02:12:09 PM »

I got a nice garden jackpot today.  I got my seeds, my sponges, and nutrients for the AG6, and the replacement base for my AG mini is "out for delivery."

Everything is planted.  I still have about 8 nutrient tablets from AG so I'm using the rest of those.

I can't freaking believe how tiny arugula seeds are!  Smiley
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