Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tough Love and a Tender Touch

Like Honest Abe--oops, I mean George Washington (thank you Gully for whispering in my ear)--who chopped down a cherry tree, I cannot tell a lie.  Armed with scissors (similar to wielding an axe), I snipped off the sprouts of all but one tomato plant in each potting cell.  This will allow the single sprout in each cell to develop a strong root system.  Snipping (rather than pulling up) is advised so the survivor's root isn't disturbed.  

I did the same snipping process with the cucumber sprouts.  I'd label this part of my seed growing project as the "tough love" phase.  It wasn't fun.

I accidentally pulled up this cucumber sprout.  I was surprised that the root was already so long.  My clumsiness at least taught me that.   

The sweet pepper seeds are still sleeping so I covered them with a ClingWrap blanket.  Obviously, tenderness has a place in this project as well.   Covering these seeds to hold in the moisture should encourage their growth.

So far, so good.
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Anonymous said...

Hi, Cheryl. I personally love your blog.

Don't ever stop posting new stuff because you always make my day.

Kim from Oregon

Anonymous said...

Cheryl-I want to do what you're doing! I should have commented but haven't til today.

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Anonymous said...

I admire your green thumb. I kill everything I try to grow. Good luck with your garden.

Anonymous said...

Those pix were from Wednesday--I'd like to see how much they've grown since then. Probably noticeably.

Stephanie said...

I love seeing new seeds coming to life! We planted little strawberries the other day, but they were tipped over the next day :( We will probably try again soon. Keep up the good work, Cheryl!