Saturday, September 14, 2013
Starting from seed is overwhelming and intimidating.
Each seed has its own set of instructions and you feel that if you don't follow them to a T, then they will die to spite you. There is pre-chilling, pre-soaking, a preference for light or darkness, and special temperature requirements. Seeds are divas! The information overload paralyzes me with laziness.
I'm feeling more and more empowered, though, by "Nike"s overused slogan, "Just Do It"
I am more determined than ever to understand the death and resurrection of a seed. Now, if Zander doesn't come along and sabotage my work. He pokes and prods the babies after he handed over the reigns to me. I need to hide the spray bottle because he gets trigger happy and over waters and we lost a few... that guy.
He is again outside, on his birthday, beating our ugly dirt into submission. After this weekend, I will sow the carrots and swiss chard directly in the garden. But the rest of the seeds/seedlings I will wait probably until the first week of October depending on the temperatures.
And again, I will give Failure a big bear hug when it comes my way. Failure and I will be intimately acquainted and it will tell me all its secrets. Defeat the enemy Ender Wiggin style.