Friday, May 29, 2009

Strange but true! What's happened here...?

I have been taking care of my seeds and seedlings, protecting them with plastic and watering them every night so I was really surprised when I noticed that the seeds on only one side of my container were growing...what happened to the other seeds on the other side? This is so strange! I noticed from this picture that the soil seems more moist on the side where the seedlings are...could it be that the protective plastic or the position of the container caused this to happen? Maybe a bird found its way through and had a feast but why on one side only?
Well, so many questions? Any answers or suggestions will be most welcome ~ thanks!


  1. I agree. It does seem strange for the other side to have nothing!
    Hey, let me know if you cannot find the cornmeal and I will mail some to you if you would like.

  2. Sis, are you sure you planted on that side too...LOL!
    You never know ... maybe of those senior moments!


  3. Hey sis I know perfectly well that I placed seeds all fact my DH was there too (so I have a witness LOL!) and so since neither I or my better half are seniors yet, I can assure you it was not a senior moment HeeHee! Honestly, joking apart, it is very strange, we planted these together and just don't know what could have happened!
    Thanks Tammi for your offer, I will let you know if I find the cornmeal, that's very generous of you : )

  4. I have the same problem with my green beans. The upper part of the row is grown like crazy while the back is barely coming up. All of the other back rows are doing well. Who knows?? Maybe bad seeds???

  5. Yeah, I was thinking that could be a valid reason...still how they all got on one side is still a mystery to me LOL!
    How lovely Amber that you have green beans, we used to grow them in Canada and my husband loved his vegetable garden. Hope you will have a plentiful crop...another reason could be they might come through later?

  6. Perhaps one side was moister than the other? Or somehow one side received more sunlight? If you fertilized the soil there may be to much fertilizer on one side and it "burned" the seeds. All I know is that I envy you. I can get seeds to sprout and they grow for a few weeks but when it comes time to transfer them, somehow I kill them! I tend to stick to the ones that are already well established. However, like Amber mine seem to be growing oddly also. About 4 of my broccoli are flourishing and the remaining 2 are barely growing and my brussel sprouts look thin. Hopefully the recently planted tomatoes, cucumbers and sweet peas will do well! And my sunflowers, gotta have sunflowers!

  7. Yes Ginny one side seems to have been more moist than the other for sure and we also had some windy days so it could be the way the container and the plastic over it were placed. So far I have not added any fertilizer, I used potting soil. Now comes the big test when I transfer the seedlings, but maybe I will just leave them in this container...just hoping they will survive! How lovely that you have such a nice variety in your garden plus your 'Sunflowers' of course!
    Blessings to you all!

  8. Doreen... I was only joking!
    If you said you had rain....(this may sound stupid) ... maybe the seeds have floated on the other side... but you know that water has the ability of carrying seeds. Anyway I am sure they will come through sooner or later.


  9. Yes of course dear Sis I know you were joking LOL!
    It could be that the seeds somehow moved with the water especially if the container was not level, well we'll see...I will let you know if there is anything coming through on that side : )
    Big Hugs,

  10. Well, Doreen...
    I just can't help you out on this one. Seeds are a no-no in my neck of the woods. I wouldn't even know what to do with one. Now, if you wan't advice on how to live in ice and snow and survive...I'm your girl!
    Good Luck-

  11. LOL I'm no expert either Roberta, I guess this is a trial and error thing, especially in this weather. As to ice and snow well we've had our share when we lived in Canada but isn't it oh so beautiful when plants and blooms start coming out especially seeing them peep right through the last snow : )


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