Bag Seed and a Budget
by, 05-15-2012 at 09:16 PM (225 Views)
Been a busy day today. Both at my real job and in the humidity tray. Good news and bad, so first the bad...
#4, for whatever reason, decided to pass on. She popped up, hung around for a few days, and not once did she open her leaves. She fell over. I tried to support her with a clump of soil, but she withered away sometime while I was at work today. She will be missed
Now the good news! Everything besides #4's death has been right on schedule. There's lots of new faces in the humidity tray now. As of right now, 9:45pm EST, total head count is 13. Another 2 have poked through the soil but haven't popped up yet, but they make 15 total. 5 pots remain, and one or two of them may be bulging but it's hard to tell. I might be wishful thinking. Remember the seeds I cracked, germed, and planted? 5 all together, I planted 4 of them 2 days ago and the last one yesterday. To keep pace with their sisters they still have up to 3 or 4 days to pop up. #hope
Pc1 and pc2 are now in the wild. Pc1 is in the ground, while pc2 is still in her cup. I read an interesting article on here that someone wrote about a "soil food web" and other things, and it solidified what I was going for and that's minimal disturbance. I took a hand rake and hand spade, a tiny extra bit of organic soil, and set pc1 in a hole I dug about 1' round, 1' deep. Once I carefully propped her up with the soil I had her in, I filled her in with the bit I brought and covered her up with what I dug. There were a few roots to dig through, but they weren't as bad as I expected. Only question now is will these roots harm or help pc1? I'm not a botanist I have no idea what the surrounding foliage is...I just know it's not ivy lol. Pc2 is just staying outside tonight near her sister. Tomorrow I'll follow up a planting with a check up
Starting tomorrow and each day thereafter I plan on taking a few to their locations. From there the pictures may be few and far between until harvest but I"m sure you all understand. In the meantime here's a few new ones from today.