Wednesday, April 22, 2015

S is for...

Seeds.

I look at seed catalogs in February, and I get all itchy to start planting.  Now that it is actually warm(er), I finally have some seeds sprouting... I had some trouble starting them, the heating unit wouldn't work, we think it is because the outlet is bad... Maybe???

Then I was told this season, oh, you shouldn't water your plants heavily, just mist them a bit in the morning.  Yeah...
And then it would dry out in 10 minutes, leaving me with dry soil and a seed, which doesn't do much.
I decided to go back to my tried and true...

And now I have some seeds starts.  I guess I should just do what I know, it works.  I don't put down anyone else's methods, but I know what works for me.

When I was little, Grandpa bought me a "jumble" pack of seeds.  I think they still sell them, you get all sorts of seeds, in one packet, and when you plant them, you end up with a mini garden.  I knew what some of the seeds were, (sunflower seeds aren't exactly hard to recognize), but the tiny ones, wow, what are these little ones?  Turned out to be a carrot seed.  I think I learned my love of gardening from him...

And I am so glad that he taught me how to how weed!  Why?  I found out I have some Japanese Knot Weed in one of my small gardens, I have been digging and weeding that nasty thing out... I will win! Hmphf...

But I guess I also get philosophical about seeds.  You try your best and it doesn't work.  So you keep trying, and working, and finally you find what works, for you.  You put a lot of things together, and most of the time, it comes up with something amazing!  Sometimes, you find something you don't know what is, but you try it, and see that it's something great.  Then again, you might find something you don't like, but by then you know how to get rid of it, even if it takes a while.

Hey, it's Gardenism!  Coming now, to a dirt patch near you!

8 comments:

  1. Enjoy your garden! If i could, i'd send you the gardenia (or whatever it is) that i have here, because even in my hands only a week it's not doing so well.

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    1. Oh, no... I wish I could send help, but that one is sort of a stranger to me...

      Cat

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  2. I have threatened to buy a bucket of wildflower seeds for our big side yard, never to worry about the grass again. Alas, I think Tennessee will only grow weeds and rocks.

    It's fun though to see what comes up out of those jumble packs.

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    1. I lived in an area that seemed to only grow poison ivy and rocks, so I have empathy. I have bought the wildflower seeds, you might be surprised, they seem to be pretty tenacious!

      Cat

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  3. I love the word "Gardenism." Did you make it up?

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  4. We had another frost advisory here for this morning. Glad I hadn't set out plants yet :)
    Look forward to reading more of your blog!
    A to Z blogger

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  5. I love looking at other people's gardens. Ours is all gravel but I keep on saying I'm going to get pots and plant some things. I will get around to it eventually. :-)

    Cait @ Click's Clan

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