Spring babies Monday, April 17, 2006So here it is, I have an addiction. Rather, it is still in it's developmental stages, but I can quickly see it spiraling out of control until I am forced to sell my body on the street in order to keep myself well stocked with my drug of choice.
Yes, I've developed a heady addiction to the small tiny things from which plants and glorious herbs sprout. To most people this could be just seen as a hobby, but to date I've spent a good $60 on seeds.
I know that is a shocking amount to have spent on such little things that only cost $1.25 per package.
In my defense I've tried to grow things from seed before and really only had a good amount of success with basil, japanese eggplant and sage. This year, I'm attempting flowers for the first time and was experiencing some success earlier and then last week all of my strong little leafy babies died. Poof! dead.
Needless to say I got a little torqued up. I WILL NOT BE BROKEN BY SEEDS DAMNIT!
Clearly I have a green thumb, I can make lots and lots of things grow. And grow well. These are not exotic seeds, rather just your garden variety of coleus, lobelia, snow-in-summer, pansies, etc. This torqued up state resulted in me spending another $40 in Lowes buying more seed (even MORE than before) and more of those little magical expanding pellets (which remind me of those little pill shaped things you would get as a child that once put in water would expand into a fun farm animal-no? only me?). So I planted 180+ little pellets of seeds this weekend. I'm going with the strength in numbers, so if half die I still have half to plant.
Lets call it the Old Farm theory.
I'll let you know how it pans out.
For now, I'll console myself with my pretty tulips: