I spent a very peaceful afternoon today pricking out seedlings and planting some more seeds. Among those seedlings moved to more spacious quarters were roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa), Eritrean basil (Ocimum gratissimum), Portuguese kale, and two kinds of marigold.
Seedlings of Eritrean basil, Portuguese kale, red valerian (Centranthus ruber), garlic chives (Allium tuberosum), and Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica); the seemingly empty cell backs on the upper right are standing in water and are planted with rice ('Duborskian' and 'Hmong Sticky')
The additional seeds sown today were of Chinese lantern (Physalis alkekengi var. franchetti) and orange cosmos (Cosmos sulphureus). Meanwhile, the first patch of fairly hardy transplants, consisting of stocks (Matthiola incana) and some seedlings of butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) were moved to the balcony to harden off and get used to the sunlight. In a little while they will be ready to go into the garden downstairs.