First of all, my last blog post was intended for the student blog that my junior English class is writing at school. Cheyenne and Brooklyn wrote the piece, and somehow, their dingbat teacher posted it on her personal blog, instead of their blog! Oh well, it’s so good that I decided to leave it!
If you live in Central Texas, it’s time to get your seeds planted so that you will have plants to transfer to your garden after the last frost. You still have time to grow plants from seeds. I took the lazy man’s way out for a few plants and bought one of those nifty little containers at Wal-Mart that come with “dirt” that expands/grows when you add the water! What will they think of next? Absolutely anyone can handle planting seeds with these containers.
I started with two kinds of tomato seeds, Cherry and Beefsteak, but I plan to try some different varieties when my son brings some of his seeds to share with me. He has ordered a variety of different seeds that are grown in different countries around the world. He’ll call his garden “The League of Nations”. Our garden doesn’t have a name yet, other than, “Grant’s Garden”. That’s because he actually does all of the work.
I must admit though that I felt like a first grader watching the container every day to see if my seeds had sprouted. It took 4 days! Sooo exciting.
This is the fancy/smancy container! Plastic, no less.
That second photo is when I just had to take the lid off to “see” for myself what was going on in there! I planted 3 seeds to each little “pod” of soil.
Sure enough, they were sprouting!
…and on the 5th day, they looked like this:
Yea, Buddy, is this cool or what? See those water droplets on the end of that sprout?! Way cool!
Oh yeah, there were no sunrise photos this morning because the sky was full of beautiful clouds which looked as if they were going to dump a truck load of rain on us, but they fizzled out as the day progressed. Hoping for some rain tonight!
I love watching seeds sprout, too! It’s one of my favorite winter hobbies. 🙂
Your tomato plants are looking pretty leggy, though, like they’re not getting nearly enough light. Is that window you’ve got them in south-facing? If not, find south quick! And maybe make a reflector out of cardboard and aluminum foil to put behind the plants and reflect more light back onto them. Light really is crucial, and I was disappointed with the seeds I planted when I first started gardening because I didn’t give them nearly enough light.
Best of luck! (And kudos on buying from Seeds of Change!)