I’m completely obsessed with germination, and the hope that is created by a flower.
I’m aware that the trays are quite prolific, and this process is taking up some hours.
I started off with 40 pots and while that might seem quite a lot. Rather quick it’s not enough, and it might be beginners luck, but all these seedlings they be hatching, in long rows they all be matching, and their progress- it’s distracting on my thoughts they all be latching.
I started off with Marigolds, Nigella, Cosmo, Poppy’s, sold! Camomile, I’ll make some tea, Dahlias, -now that’s the dream. So right now their kind of small, but still each day stretching tall, little leaves and tiny stalks, some have pointy leaves like folks.
Water on-soaking in, not to much as they are thin, slow and steady, moistening, this is quite a focussed thing, their alive but for how long, heat and light their daily long. Bold ambition bursting forth, could they flower back and forth, filling beds with bobbing heads, multicoloured natural thread.
Will they dry out, or collapse, from neglect in memory lapse. Be consistent watch their size, trial and error, some will thrive. Little gems now in the mix, could these make our salad kit? They are little spangly squits, are we going to manage this? Now we need to build a bed, so their lettuce leaves can spread. Is it chicken, or the egg, that denotes the speed they spread. Stepping in some Aubergines, Squashes, Courgettes, join the team. These are priced a bit obscene, given that the last I’ve seen seeds like this was when I chopped into veggies from the shop! Got me thinking if I could scoop and scavenge what I got.
Coming onto propagation, freebie stems from her collection. visit gardens of a friend, cut a small and hopeful stretch. Poking into rich dark soil, will these root and stretch and toil, boring down into the ground, finding growth in home new found. 25 days from the start, all these plants have got my heart. Reaching out in daily strife, watching on -their fight for life. #nature #garden #seedstarting #seeds #plants #gardenplanning #marigolds #dahlias #cammomile #littlegem #cosmosflower #nigella #germination #propagation #poem #poetry #poetrycommunity