A Noob Gardener: Sowing Seeds
Wednesday, 22 Apr 09 Cloudy 7°C / 45°F
I finally got to Home Depot and found some great organic seeding soil. I was so excited to actually find something that is organic! I also picked up a few seeding pots, the kind made out of material that breaks down in soil so when the sprouts need to be transplanted it is less of a hassle. Boy, I thought I was all set this year. I felt so organized and ready to go but I was in for a big surprise and to my dismay, it was after I had the seeds in the soil.
Silly me, not bothering to read the back of the soil bag just went right ahead and sowed the 24 or so little pots of seeds. When I went to water them after I had them all in the soil I found that the water was just sitting on top of the soil, not seeping through at all. I had no clue what the heck was going on so I then flipped the bag over and read that they recommend you get the soil wet before you plant seeds. So now I’m stuck trying to figure out what the heck to do to save my seeds. Some of them were very tiny, almost like saw dust, so I couldn’t very well take the seeds up and start over.
What I’m trying now is to push the soil down a little with my thumb to create a little dip so the water can sit there because eventually the water seeps through. Before the soil was level with the top of the pots and the water would just bead right off the edge of the pots.
The Chamomile seemed to sprout so hopefully this attempt will work!
Darn soil! Live and learn even in gardening I guess!
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