Tuesday, March 8, 2011

We have germination!

To clarify, no, I am not pregnant. When I announced this fact to my brother, he immediately looked at my midsection with a raised eyebrow. I didn't think that sentence pointed to pregnancy, but everyone's different I guess, haha. So I figure I better clarify here too.

Plants, silly! We have germination with our plants!!! I think I might have mentioned that we're putting in a real garden this year, not just the tomatoes that we did last year.

Turtle started tomato and tomatillo seeds on Valentine's Day, but they weren't doing that well in our basement. He thinks it was too cold. He moved the heat pad, the seed tray, and the grow light to one of our spare bedrooms, and a few days later...sprouts!

We now have plants that are a few inches tall. It's exciting! I raced upstairs when Turtle first told me that we had something starting. We had a little mold episode, which is natural, given moist conditions and heat. A trip to the local garden center helped to remedy this problem and no mold has been spotted since.

We also have some herbs started and are hanging out in our guest bathroom, since it's super warm and sunny there.

What's to come:
  • five types of tomatoes
  • tomatilloes
  • two types of cucumbers (we ordered one, but Burpee gave us a free packet of another type)
  • sugar snap peas
  • two types of bush beans
  • basil
  • parsley
We also want to get some lavender, rhubarb, and horseradish, but we'll pick those up at the garden center.

I apologize for the lack of pictures. That would help with a post like this, no?

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