Sunday, March 1, 2009

Oh, Oh, It's Magic

My Luscious Brandywines-- this morning (top) and this evening (bottom). Reach!

Today was a big day for me. The biggest of all in my short gardening life.

I woke up this morning to find that my tomatoes had germinated! I sowed them last weekend (Feb 22nd ) in some cottage cheese containers and milk cartons. I watered them every other day and left them in the bay window in the kitchen (north facing) throughout the week. The seed packet said that it would take about 7-14 days to germinate-- in my case, it took 8 days.

I can't tell you how thrilling it was to see sprouts, like little threads curling up. I immediately moved them to a south facing window for the day, so they could get some heat (it was 80+ degrees today) and extra TLC. Sure enough, by the end of the day, they had straightened and more had sprouted.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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