Thursday, March 19, 2009

these seedlings are noisy and bossy

If you sit still, you will hear them. The billions and billions of seedlings in my classroom (over 200 tomato alone, plus a good number of a large variety of peppers, and just today we divided up the silver dollars, dahlias, lemon balm, and creeping thyme that had sprouted and brought about true leaves). These seedlings are as loud as a nest full of hungry birds wondering where the next meal is coming from. And was that one of the three types of eggplants I saw sprouting this morning. Clearly the Calendula is up and coming to seek the light.

and of course life at home is bustling as some how we planned 4 craft shows in 7 weeks.

and then there is my shoulder that ached so much I went to a doctor. OT and ice and heat and exercises... it is feeling better. My home garden has declared that the shoulder is good enough and fully expects to see me on Sunday.

And the seedlings cry out for attention and care and then they get bossy. "We need more space! What are all these house plants doing in this classroom? You have no right to be here." So we have been selling them off, but still more space is needed.

I have some ideas to make space. I have no choice as the greenhouse is not the place for them yet. The seedlings rule at Pathway. And all in all this is so much better than those doldrums between making the seed order and the mayhem of spring.

10 comments:

Chandramouli S said...

Nice to see everything coming up. seems spring has made its way into Pathway.

SuburbanGardener said...

Yes listen to your plants. The garden is calling. Hope you feel well enough to work this weekend!!

walk2write said...

I declare, you are the Carl Sagan of horticulture education--accomplished and energetic. Billions and billions of seedlings must be noisy indeed.

Wayne Stratz said...

Chandramouli--- everything but the parsley... those seeds are my nemesis!

SuburbanGardener--- what do I have to lose if I listen

walk2write--- hmmm, I try, but not sure if I am Carl Sagan. thanks.

Anonymous said...

speaking of "nemisis", for our family seems to have been the place we shopped . I worked part time at our local nursery and got a discount but we had a lot of bad luck. ditto for the run to the corner supermarket for their plants. Finally we took the extra trouble to travel to a family owned business... Today, as we do annually, we go to Ott's in Schwenksville PA & my son gets what he wants.

Wayne Stratz said...

ANON.--- I have been to Ott's, but it is not close to my house. I try to support independent family owned nurseries as much as I can.

RainGardener said...

How can ya hear the instructor with all that talking going on? ;-)

Wayne Stratz said...

Raingardener--- it is just pure chaos in the room. we could use some rain here in SE PA.

Sylvana said...

Ah, seedlings. Hold them close. They grow up before you even know it.

Wayne Stratz said...

sylvania--- that is the truth. the next thing you know they will be running around the garden trying to reproduce.