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Season 2 – Day 5
Here’s images from March 29th, 2012. Which was the fifth day after planting our first Jiffy pots. I was pleasantly surprised at how fast our garden started sprouting this year. Within a week we transplanted into real pots.
Season 2 – Day 9
The following images are from April 2, 2012. Watermelon Poppies, Snowdrift and Queen Sophia Marigolds, and Morning Glories.
Unfortunately none of the Snowdrift Marigolds have survived. Not sure why, but apparently the Snowdrift seeds do not like our climate or possibly I am planting in the wrong season. Maybe I should plant these in the autumn and see what happens.
Season 2 Day 40
The following images are from May 3rd, 2012. I didn’t have much time to photograph everyday so we’re skipping from day 9 to day 40. Nonetheless it’s a nice visual of how the well Queen Sophia Marigolds are doing. The Snowdrift Marigolds and Watermelon Poppies did not make it. The rain has continued for the last month, which may have contributed to the demise of the once promising seedlings.
The queens are the only to make it to “pot status” and here’s the growth update:
MoMo lost his name tag to wind and rain.
The image below is our Convolvulus Morning Glory and is doing well.
We started with 2 of these hanging on the concrete lattice. The other basket had a sprout about the size of a half-dollar. You won’t see a picture though because some sort of creature ate it all before I had a chance to get the camera! Possibly a caterpillar based on what the munch marks looked like.
- Meet the Queens: (with Biggie and Smalls) (goldiesgarden.wordpress.com)
- Seedlings~Day 26 (thehomesteadatspringcreek.wordpress.com)
- Starting Seeds Indoors (blogher.com)