Saturday, April 20, 2013

Gardening Condo Style

Last year, I searched for snap dragons to plant in front of my condo and I couldn't find any! I tried getting a pack of seeds and sprinkling them around, but nothing grew.

I vowed that this year, I would get the supplies to plant them from seeds inside and transplant them to the ground when I was ready and could plant everything else.

Two weeks ago, I made a trip to a local all in one store and got the peat packs and containers and some seeds. They didn't have snap dragon seeds so I picked up a few others. And last weekend after the Southern Invasion left, I prepped the peat packs and planted seeds.

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I have been watching the containers, but I didn't think that I would have any signs of life until this Saturday. I was shocked when I saw sprouts on Wednesday night! And this is what I had on Thursday night!

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One tall sprout in the container on the right and four packs with sprouts in the container on the left. One pack in the left container actually has 2 sprouts (at the bottom of the picture)!

And this morning, I took this picture. I guess that some seeds are doing better than others.

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I'm very excited about this and I need to get back to the store to see if I can find the snap dragon seeds now. I can't wait to keep nurturing these sprouts and peat packs and see how everything turns out! And later today, I am going to try and find some snap dragon seeds. :)

7 comments:

Regina said...

Woohoo! I planted my second batch of veggies last week and have things sprouting. Some outside planting will start next weekend - I hope.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Very cool! I plan on prepping our gardens for some sunflower seeds next weekend.

Jennifer said...

Regina is rubbing off on you ;) Hope they keep growing and transplant outside well!

wtpooh11 said...

That is so great. I have no luck with plants. Good for you. :)

Zany Quilter said...

Interesting...not a lot of flowers grow well in Vegas so we just buy whatever the local nursery stocks...nothing to exotic! I hope your flowers turn out beautiful... ;-)

Jean(ie) said...

Look at you go!!!!

elizabeth said...

Jill I know I saw some snap dragons last week while my son and I were out running around, some of the stores we were at are Home Depot on Colerain, 2 Meijer's on Colerain and Harrison ave, Walmart in Hamilton near Lowe's and Meijer on the same road as Bella's just a ways out taking the right fork, and maybe Lowe's on Colerain. Good luck with the seeds