Do you remember when I posted Starting Seeds In Eggshells?
Although my first time trying the project, I totally sounded like I knew what I was doing... after all, I did my research...
I gave step by step directions...
I even posted pictures to go with the directions.
Well, guess what?
I failed miserably!
The seed packets said sprouting would occur in 3 - 10 days...
Day 7, one week after I planted those tiny precious seeds with such high hopes...nothing
Day 10...still nothing!
I gave it a couple more days...
...not one sprout.
My green-thumbed Mom said I probably planted the seeds too deep. I'm sure she was correct!
Looking back, I probably didn't keep the soil moist enough either.
And, it probably didn't help that the sun didn't peek out of those clouds for days.
I used the same prepared eggshells, just dumping out the soil and adding fresh.
I barely put an indent in the soil, planted 2 to 3 seeds and lightly, as in barely, covered the seeds with soil.
I keep the soil more moist than before...keeping a spray bottle right by the egg cartons.
I rotate the cartons between two windows, catching as much sunlight as possible. It's still Spring though - cloudy and rainy days can't be avoided.
It's the scarlet kale!
I jumped for joy...
I did the happy dance...
I squealed with delight...
I talked to that little sprout...
And of course... I took a picture!
That was just the beginning!
And everything else?
I will probably be planting the kale in the garden soon with their siblings that are already sprouting out there. ;-)
I will most likely transplant (and possibly thin out) the tomato plants into something larger...we still have a couple weeks before we can safely plant them in the garden.
So the moral of this story...
If At First You Don't Succeed, Try Again!