Thursday, April 27, 2006
I left something like 48 seeds/seedlings (some hadn't come up yet) on my desk while we went away to Philadelphia for a week. I was thinking they might dry out so I watered them a ton and put plastic wrap over them. I didn't leave the fluorescent light on. When I came back the plants had almost all come up and grown 3-4 inches, the second leaves hadn't come in yet, and there was mold on some of the dirt! UGH! They are extremely leggy and now that I put them outside in the sun they're all dried up. It was hard to feel bad for them, they were SOO leggy and terrible looking already. I looked through my seeds, ready to put in all new ones, and I'm out of zinnia, which is mostly what I had planted :p
Someone informed me that water boiled in a microwave will not sprout seedlings. How to test that theory? I'm planning to water a few bachelor button seeds with only microwaved water. This is a type of flower I've never had trouble sprouting in the past so if the portion I water with the zapped water doesn't sprout I'll have to look more into what exactly the microwave does to the water and how that effects seed sprouting.
I tested another hypothesis this afternoon; I had made peanut butter bars using a recipe I had never used before. I wondered if eating one piece of the bar would lead to eating another piece. The hypothesis tested true! Now another wonder I have is if this hypothesis proving true will lead to the scale reading several points higher?
This is a loong post. Yikes. I may be terribly boring my readers. I will make it short and hopefully sweet :D I got a book out from the library called The Family Cow. It's about raising 1-2 cows at a time. It's very interesting, even though at the moment I have no intention of raising a cow. I'm sure we have a million by-laws against it here and we don't have enough property/time.