Thursday, March 26, 2009

Gardening 101...again

Our attempt at gardening has been less than stellar.  It all started out so beautifully.  We labeled our pots, planted our seeds, watered them and watched for the miracle of life to begin to poke its green little noggin out of the soil.  We were not disappointed, several days after planting our seeds, shoots began to appear.  It was very exciting around our place as we watched for new plants daily.  They seemed to be doing so well.  

However, as they grew, it became apparent something was not right.  They all had a few leaves up top and a long, leggy stem, but not much substance.  Our sweet neighbor agreed to water them while we were out of town, but was quick to point out when I delivered the "crop" to her place, she thought we need to just go ahead and buy starter plants.  However, I had hope...

When we came home, this was what we found.  

Our neighbor felt horrible.  She'd even tried to tie some of the little plants to stakes to help them sweet, but to no avail.  I've debated whether or not I should go ahead and try again, but I do believe I'm going to go ahead and buy some starter plants, at least for the veggies.  However, we may just plant our flower seeds out in the yard and see what happens...

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