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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Reaching for the Sun

This afternoon there was a nice bit of winter sun shining in, and just in time; the sproutlings seemed to be stretching for the light, and I ended up re-arranging things so that the pots are right by the window. In the picture below the sproutlings are on the left.

Here is another perspective on the matter; you can see at the top of the seedling, the leaves are opening up.

A close-up of the sun-seekers. A day or two ago when the seedlings reached a certain height, they were getting beyond their time and were flopping over, so I plunked a couple of chopsticks down in the soil, and used a couple of bread twisty things to stake the seedlings and give them a little support.

(It felt like the stems were too delicate to be twisted directly or bound tightly, so I twisted one end of the twisty to the chopstick, and then curled the other end around without directly tying it on the stems.)

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

3.5 inches and sprouting

This is getting scary again. It's only been FIVE DAYS, and the dang sproutmonster is up to 3.5 inches. Hmmm. I wonder if each new generation of monsters grows faster?

Monday, February 4, 2008

The Seeds Have Spouted!

It was discovered today that we have some confirmed sprouters! Hadn't expected the sprouts so soon, but thanks to the temperature conditions of the nearby furnace and the copious moisture, and the eagerness of this new generation of seeds for world takeover, it does appear that we are a go.

I was actually a little surprised at how robust the teeny little monsters had grown. Sprouting in 2 of three pots.

Here we see the three sprouter pots against the winter backdrop of the back yard, eagerly awaiting the distribution and planting of seeds . . .

It was also discovered today that Peter Rabbit, who turns to stone whenever someone looks at him, is in hibernation after the recent surprise snowings.

Here we see the tops of Peter's ears sprouting above his hastily constructed igloo: