Monday, April 13, 2009


Last Saturday we set our little garden seedlings outside to enjoy a bright, sunny day. We've been doing that when the days are warm and sunny enough. We bring them in again before nightfall and set them under a grow light, which we switch off before turning in for the night.

On Saturday, however, after returning home late in the evening from a wedding reception and then mixing egg dye and coloring eggs until almost midnight, we completely forgot about our little seedlings.


Easter morning greeted us with bright sunshine, a hard frost, and a tray full of dead seedlings. All gone, except for some evening primrose and one hyssop plant.

So I spent some time today re-seeding the little pop-up pots. At least they'll have a few short weeks head start. We won't be able to plant outdoors here for a little while yet.

So much for planning ahead. At least we gave organized thinking a try : )


Tea with Willow said...

Oh no! You must be so disappointed! Hopefully your new seedlings will come through quickly and you can start over again. My greenhouse is so full at the moment, I just can't wait for the last frost, so I cvan get busy planting outside!

Willow x

ICQB said...

Hi Willow!

Oh, how I would love to have a greenhouse!

Hope your frosts end soon so that you can get your hands dirty!

jo said...

How sad.
Can you re-use the cute little checker-pots?

But I am glad you reminded me to go water mine this minute ( it is 04 am) as I forgot so today.
Come visit my GBBD.Will you do one?

ICQB said...

Hi Jo!

I did re-use the little pots and they are on their second go at germination right now.

Thanks for reminding me of bloom day. Your garden is gorgeous! I don't have much color right now - my few handfuls of spring bulbs, but absolutely nothing else.

But, as the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. We'll see what happens next month : )

adrienne said...

Aw, good luck with the new batch.
And that evening primrose must be tough...I definitely favor the plants that can survive a little neglect!

ICQB said...

Hi adrienne!

Believe it or not, I already have a few seedlings popping up through the soil.

And I agree, all plants at my house have to be strong enough to survive a little neglect : )