Hello Bloom family! My name is Stina and I'm very excited to get started and see what everyone is growing!
We got our Bloom a couple of weeks ago and I've been working on pre-sprouting some anemone and ranunculus corms! We decided to do flowers for our first round so we get to test out the 6 grow pod setup! Super excited to have fresh cut flowers while the ground outside is still frozen. I'm an avid home gardener and currently an intern at a flower farm, really excited to try my hand at hydroponics!
Here are the corms before you soak them! The octopus looking one is the ranunculus and the acorn one is an anemone.
They need to be soaked in room temperature water for 3-4 hours.
Normally you would use a seed tray but since I'm only pre-sprouting 8 corms, I used a loaf dish! haha
Now they're hanging out in our fridge which sits right above 40 degrees for 10-14 days. Once they're pre-sprouted they'll be transplanted into the grow baskets with clay balls. Next time I check in on them I'll snap a picture and share.