Friday, March 12, 2010

state of the seeds

Distinguished blog visitors, it's time to catch you up on how the seeds have been coming along this year.

First, let's begin with the

Abysmal Failures:

1. Green bean seeds leftover from last year were looking a little fuzzy. I gently poked around in the soil to see if the problem was just superficial...

...and the entire seed coat bubbled over into a pool of thick white goopy mush that I'm afraid to go near.

2. The Roma tomatoes are growing slowly. Actually, I lied. They're not growing at all. They're in no hurry to make their appearance. However...

...the popsicle stick that marks their place shows enthusiastic promise.

3. Likewise, with the cherry tomatoes, although a couple have popped up in the other flat.

But if nothing else, I can make penicillin!

Okay, enough of that. Let's move on with the


1. Mesclun greens were the first seeds to germinate this year. Not unusual, since it is a spring vegetable and can germinate at a soil temperature as low as 40 degrees F.

2. Broccoli

3. Sunflowers--3 days growing and the lid from the flat had to be permanently removed

4. Green onion
with the seed coat and drops of moisture hanging on.

5. Cucumbers, or as my little one used to say, "coomcumbers."


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