Monday, March 15, 2010

March 15th, 2010

It’s the ides of March! Yesterday was Pi Day! It’s all full of holidays—even if they’re minor lately! St. Patrick’s Day is a few days! That’s a major holiday!

This around here are much more focused on spring! A few days ago, Mom and her friend planted some seeds to grow in the summer garden. They were all sorts of flowers, like morning glories, and hollyhocks. They also planted various different kinds of tomato plants and some other vegetables. Yesterday, Mom noticed that the morning glory seedlings had sprouted, and today she noticed that some of the tomato plants had. They’re still very small, but it is a sign of spring that is most welcome!

tn_2010-03-14 Seedlings for my Garden (8)These are morning glories. It turned out that Mom had bought a lot of morning glory seeds, and since she had plenty of pots, they decided to plant them all. Well, not every seed, but at least every seed variety.

tn_2010-03-14 Seeds Sprouting (3)Here they are pressing up against the plastic top Mom used. She explained to me that the seedlings need to have extra humidity and the plastic top gathers it. She said that it also helps protect the plants from drafts—since it is still rather cold.

tn_2010-03-14 Seedlings for my Garden (10)These are the tomato seedlings. They’re much smaller than the morning glories.  They’re still very welcome. Later today, Mom is going to try to set up some lights that she bought for them. She explained to me that the sunlight coming in through the windows really isn’t enough for the seedlings, so we have to provide some extra light. It doesn’t matter—we’re rather patient around here. I will keep you all updated on our seedlings’ progress—along with the garden once we get to plant it!

Marlowe II

3 comments:

  1. They're looking good! Parper bear is going to be planting his tomato and sweetpea seeds today i think.

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  2. I love your lovely blog. You made a spring feeling with nice plants.

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  3. I'm looking forward to see the flowers grow at your blog! Thanks for sharing!

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