Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Time For Starting Marts

Yay! It's time to start more martagon lilies.
Obviously, I have more patience than I thought. They do take 5 or more years to bloom from seed, you know.

Last winter I only started about a dozen or so seed that I received from The Willow Garden to see exactly how successful I'd end up being. I think almost every single one germed and put out the cutest little bulb! So this year I decided I might as well give the rest of the package a try.

I've found that I have a very odd habit when it comes to seeds = I can't bring myself to start them all! I'll sow maybe half of the package and leave the rest, usually stored in the fridge. (yeah, drives the household nuts). Then, whether they germ or not, I'll sow half of that half. Cause, if it failed the first time, well, must have been something I did wrong. If the do germ, yay, I need to sow more. But, if I do it wrong again, I better have some held back. You know - just in case.

What is my problem? Seriously, I need to stop this 'halvesies' thing! I have seed envelopes everywhere, all partially empty (or full - are you an optimist or a pessimist?)

I need to just sow the damn things and be done with it. But I can't seem to make myself do it! What if I screw up and it's my fault that I end up with none of that certain plant that I think is way cool? If I throw them all in the soil, I won't have any held back to give it another try. And, see, that would be bad. Very, very bad. Failure. UGH!

And it's even more stress if I only have 5 or 10 of that 'special' seed. Ok, OK - yes, they're all special! I am soooo going to make myself do the whole envelope this year. (Just ignore that growing nose poking you in the eye). And yes, I held back half of the half of the martagon seed. Sigh.

Hi. My name is Tina and I have a seed problem.
Many problems...


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