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Growing things

I haven't planted anything since I was a tiny girl of three or so, planting nasturtiums with my Dad in the backyard.

$56 dollars later, I have three pots full of potting soil. One contains basil seeds, one contains dill seeds, and one contains flat-leaf parsley seeds. It was darned hot out there yesterday. I had to drink some water and lie down afterwards.

I've now had three different people tell me that seeds are problematic. At checkout, I told the clerk in the nursery that this was my first time planting anything in my adult life. He smiled, and said "Well, don't give up!" The people in line behind me laughed knowingly. "Good advice!" one exclaimed.

I called my parents proudly, to tell them that I'd actually planted something. As a geek, I am not known for my green thumb. Heck, I was proud of the prize-winning vegetables my farmer family grew in The Sims. My parents told me that they'd never had any luck with seeds, and that they always used baby plants.

Today, I told my co-worker, who'd been encouraging me to do some gardening. She said "if your little seeds should putter and fail to thrive, you can purchase little plants for a dollar and stick those in the dirt."

I'm getting a distinct vibe here, but we'll see what happens. Perhaps I can create a cheer for the little seeds: Go, go, little plants, grow! Germinate, germinate, yeeaah, germinate!

Think it'll work? :)

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catarzyna
Apr. 23rd, 2007 04:29 pm (UTC)
I started cilantro seeds a few weeks ago and now have a few emerging plants. I would start them inside andthen transfer the plants outside once they have really proven that they will last. I used an empty egg carton for a seed tray. Good luck!!!
pointedview
Apr. 23rd, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC)
Great ideas! I love the egg carton notion, particularly. Thanks for the tips!
catarzyna
Apr. 23rd, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC)
No problem!

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