Tuesday, February 5, 2013

I want my garden...NOW

This weather is crazy.  Last Monday it was 74 degrees.  Wednesday it snowed.  As of today we still have some snow on the ground.

I am ready for spring.  In one more week I will be starting my garden by seeds in my indoor greenhouse that is set up in the dining room south window.  Right now it has herbs and a few house plants in it, but it will soon be joined by veggies sprouting.

I always try tomatoes.  And, they always get 3 inches tall and turn spindly and fall over dead.  Doesn't matter how much sun I let or don't let them have, doesn't seem to matter how much water I give or don't give them.  I just can't seem to get them past the first 2 tiny leaves.  But, this year, I will again be a sucker and try to start tomatoes from seed.  Again, they will die, and again I will buy the plants from the local FFA or off of craigslist from someone who started too many and is selling them cheap.  I will again quiz them of their methods, and find that they did it exactly as I did.  Theirs will thrive, mine will die.  My father on the other hand, started them on the kitchen counter each year when I was a kid.  They lived.  I guess I didn't inherit the tomato sprouting gene.  But, give me a established plant, and I do well with it.

However, since the seeds are not out yet in our stores, I will just suffer along with spring fever......

3 comments:

Modern Day Redneck said...

Good luck with it. I am hoping the rain water I mist mine with every day will get them past that three inch mark.

The Homestead Lady said...

Just a thought here...Maybe it is the seed you are buying and not anything you are doing...have your tried ordering heirloom seeds rather than buying seeds from the store? Just a thought..

April said...

I did once, but paid almost $5 for a packet of seeds vs paying under $1 for the others....I may try heirloom seeds again.