Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A small experiment

So I thought I’d show you my pre-sprouted JDL seeds from Easter break, which you probably remember me writing about.
I had the fun idea to sow them in an old type box.
This way, they can look nice in the summerhouse while they grow :o) But I just forgot the small detail that it might be best to sow them in plastic-covered pots. That way they have their own, enclosed mini greenhouse. Lonnie told me this today, shaking her head. In my defense, I’d like to say that she’s the gardening specialist around here. I’ve never had a green thumb – and she’s often wondered and had a good laugh over my way of gardening. And at times, she’s been astonished to see things grow despite my way of planting or caring for them.

But back to the seeds:
Unfortunately, I have to admit that there are no sprouts yet! Perhaps due to the missing plastic? But it’ll ruin the esthetics if they have to be covered with plastic. After all, we enjoy many cups of coffee in that summerhouse… (in our free time).
SO you’re basically witnessing an experiment here on the blog. I’m going to try and see what’ll happen from leaving out the plastic.
To be continued… /Vivian


  1. Oh dear,
    perhaps you should sing to them more.
    That's what they say in the Netherlands, hihi.
    Have a nice day,


  2. Hej Vivian
    Skønt at høre at du også har det sådan - jeg har heller ikke fået læst alle havebøgerne igennem endnu - men er det ikke noget - som kommer med alderen - når der er mere tid eller ?? ;o)
    Men hvor der er vilje er der vej - og hvem ved - måske titter der snart de fineste små grønne skud op af jorden - som garanteret er meget mere modstandsdygtige end de sarte under plastic'en .... måske ;o) hæ hæ
    Men smukt ser det ud og det er jo det vigtigste ;o)
    Klem Tina

  3. There is something in my blog for you :)

  4. I had the same problem! I sowed herbseeds in a large pot, and week after week, no sprouts! But now, with the weather getting better in The Netherlands, it started to grow. So, take it easy, they probably will come! Have fun :). Sabine

  5. I hope they grow for you because I love your idea of using the old type box.
    I'm a new follower and I'm enjoying the JDL magazine. Just received the May issue in the mail today. Yeah!
    Mary Alice