Saturday, May 2, 2009

Long time, no see

Sorry for my MIA status the past few weeks. Things are under better control here now, so hopefully that won't be an ongoing thing!

The good news is, while life has been busy and blogging has been on the back burner, the seedlings have been growing great guns.

Take a look:Plus, we've had a run of nice weather so they've gotten used to the sun and wind and are fully ready to go out to stay. Only problem is, despite the good weather and a warm enough 10 day forecast, I'm not sure I'm ready to trust that they won't get frosted to death.

Funny thing, too, since these were started as seeds and not much money that way, they've taken a lot of time to get where they are and if anything I'm feeling more protective than ever!

I did, however, bite the bullet with the moonflowers. I've never had trouble but I've heard they don't transplant well, so I figured I'd just put them out and let them grow when I planted a row of morning glories (heavenly blue) on the side of the shed.


Moon flowers like richer soil and morning glories bloom best in poor soil so I've dumped a bunch of compost in holes before planting the moon flowers. In the past I've had the luxury of having each in their own pots but hopefully this will work out.

Morning glories grow fast and easy, so it shouldn't be long till they start to take off. I'm planning on getting a trellis for them to climb, but depending on time, money, and my mood at the moment, they may just get to grow up some strings this year.