Thanks for the positive comment! I appreciate hearing that people are enjoying my ramblings.... . What I like to do is try to do things so you could see that anyone could garden (I sound like that chef in Ratatouille ... ). You don't have to have special equipment or professional set up. But I like to try things using all kinds of available tools in between to see what degree of set up is minimally necessary and how much you can get away without.baileysup wrote:This makes me happy! Thanks for all the great posts applestar, and rainbowgardener It's exciting to see all of the seedlings coming up, and getting ready for spring!
Sometimes that is the best thing possible in the end because that dry to wilt stage can make them sprout an incredible root system. I know a professional tomato plant seller who does that to his seedlings at least twice before selling, on purpose. He says people come back telling him there is more vigor with his plants then anyone else's plants, and he gets them to buy from him every year because of it.rainbowgardener wrote:beautiful job of saving the tiny seedling!
I got busy and managed to not water all the seedlings under the lights for something like 36 hrs. Most of it was fine but the stuff on the heating pads that dries out faster was totally dried out and some of it was all collapsed from wilting. I watered everything from the bottom and the top to rewet the soil and almost all of it came right back.
Well, I shouldn't have spared a thought for those bunnies because it turns out they are doing perfectly fine.applestar wrote:In the front yard, I was overcome by sense of weirdness... and finally recognized the source: The crocuses I planted along the edge of the. Japanese Maple/wild strawberry island bed years ago are all up and blooming in a nice unbroken row. -- WHY is this weird? Because every spring, the crocus leaves are chomped inches from the ground as soon as they come up, and the flowers, if they manage to grow out the buds at all before being beheaded are soon chewed down to the ground again. I honestly didn't know that all those crocuses were still alive. I wonder what happened to all the rabbits...?