Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cocktail Umbrellas

It is soooo rainy that I'm struggling with my plants. My lettuce and spinach seeds have all run off and my seedlings look like they have root rot.  I'm considering purchasing a collection of cocktail umbrellas to put over each little seedling.

I'm beginning to give up hope for this year's crop.

Which is sad.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Haste (does in fact) Make Waste

Well, I kept this blog last year in order to help myself do a better job this year.  Then in my excitement to get started, I completely unlearned all of my learning.

Here's where I messed up.

1. I started my seedlings indoors a bit early.  Because of that and their location (not close enough to a window) they got very long rather than healthy and full.

2. I started separating some of the smaller seedlings too small and killed most of my tomato starts.

3. I put the zucchini that I started in the ground and lost it in one day. I'm not sure why.  I can only assume it is because I transplanted too early.

So, I'm starting over on a lot of things this year and am going to follow along much more closely to what I did last year when things worked really well.