Monday, May 7, 2012
Ok, I know that I started my seeds a little late, but they are now over eight weeks old and they still look like this:
I mean, come on! They were started in "official" and organic seed-starting mixture (although leftover from last year's seed-starting adventure) and I even transplanted them into larger pots with "official" bought-from-the-store fortified soil for this express purpose. Last year I think I just transplanted them into barnyard scrapings (i.e. goat-poop fortified dirt) and they did much better.
As soon as the weather warmed up I put them outside during the day and brought them inside at night. Then when I figured they were hardened off enough, I left them outside all day and took them out of the sun during the warmest part of the day. Then when we had a "cold" snap a few weeks ago (although not near freezing), I even brought them back inside and put them under the grow lights again for the day. I pampered these stinking seedlings for eight weeks and this is what I get?!? Ungrateful bastards.
So, what am I doing wrong? Some of the seeds were from last year, some were bought this year (although the heck if I remember which were which), so maybe that had something to do with it. Who knows. I was hoping that they would be a little bigger before I planted them into the garden, but I guess I'm just going to stick them out there as is and hope they survive.