This is my seedling bed today. There are 92 plants, one foot apart, in rows 4.5 feet apart.
25 have y's, and 18 have buds. Seeds started in February and March, which is late for me. Planted out in late April.
That is me, with my arms raised, almost hidden by nearly 8' tall brug seedlings.
This is what composted chicken litter does for getting seedlings to bloom the first year.