Well, Friends, remember my post from here where I thought I’d try starting my own plants from seed? Well, here’s the result: FAIL!
The plants in the girls’ greenhouses grew ok, but then we moved and couldn’t get them planted fast enough so they wilted in the pink greenhouses.
|I thought about saving these for the future but decided|
to recycle them instead; I can only save so many possible
future projects for the girls
In my Coors beer box homemade greenhouse, my cups of dirt and seeds got mold on them within 24 hours. I tried to pick it off with a toothpick, and while that worked, I couldn’t get it to go away indefinitely (ie., longer than a day).
My seeds germinated, for the most part, but they didn’t last very long. Some of them died in the move, and some just didn’t thrive.
In the end, I took all that remained of the seedlings and put them in one giant pot of soil. I’ll see if they grow into anything from there. Heaven knows that weeds take hold for their little lives, so a flower ought to.
Thus far, not too promising.
I purchased plants from Lowe’s, Menard’s and Ace Hardware, same as usual. I didn’t break the bank, and it was way easier.
|My purchased lavender and rosemary plants|
|The basil plant(s) in the back left - I paid for one plant but it branched|
into 3-4 plants - SCORE! The other is a begonia I just thought looked
nice planted with the basil
If you have any better luck or tips, particularly on the mold issue, feel free to comment.