I think they may be dying..................again! How frustrating can these little buggers get!?
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I have recently discovered a few changes in my seedlings, and not the good kind of change. They seem to have acquired some nasty little bugs that apparently came with the soil (so not cool "Miracle Grow"!) I have taken preventative measures to keep them from reproducing and even coming back, I have covered the soil with about 2 inches of green sand. Gotta be colorful!! I have also moved them outside for this week (weather permitting) I am hopping for them to get some much needed vitamin D and "real" sunlight, and maybe that will help the drooping leaves, or it could just be a little over watering on my part, whoops!! Of course more pics for my blog :) And the training process for the direction of my leaves.......has begun!!
|The dual pots, I have started training the vines :)|
|What a mess these little guys made!!|
|Pot 1, my most hopeful seedling|
|All together now boys and girls!|
|Pot number 2, these guys started the bug infestation, shame on you...... but I still love you :P|
Sunday, May 22, 2011
They seem to be thriving in their pots, true leaves galore and it is starting to look like a forest in pot number 2! gotta love the growth of my plants.
Friday, May 20, 2011
yes it is not a rumor, my pumpkins have sprouted their "True Leaves". These are the leaves that grow the actual vines that I will be harvesting my pumpkins from. They are growing a little faster than I anticipated and I am growing a little worried about the space that they are growing in. I have a plan to clear out a space near my computer to plant the vines (if they get to long to keep in the bucket lol). This experiment is turning out quite nicely and very fun. I have planted 3 more pumpkins for my daughter, who by the way is having a blast! The red bucket is hers and that is planted 5 days ago!
|Pot 2, 4 seedlings and they are still growing strong|
|Pot 1 the strongest vine that I am expecting the most out of|
|The middle leaves (the ones that look like actual leaves) are the true leaves|
|Cami-Wami has her pumpkins too! :)|
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Update to adding dirt: I have added about 4 inches of dirt to each pot in hops that the primary vines will now grow some extra roots making the vines all that much stronger and thicker. Wish me luck in my little endeavor!
|Pot 1 - 4 seedlings|
|Pot 2 2 seedlings (strongest one)|
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Today I will be adding a little more potting soil to Jenkins' pot, a little trick I learned from a website. The hope is that once the bottom part is buried that more roots and life sustaining vines will sprout and spread through the dirt making it stronger. Wish me luck! This "luck" will actually not be really needed, only for the roots to sprout because I will not be moving it at all to risk death again lol.
Friday, May 13, 2011
First off, (being on the top floor of the apartment complex) I have the heat, now I have the light! Yay for technology in being able to synthesize the sunlight! Or as close as it gets lol
|Light 'er up!|
|Lets watch and see what this new edition does to my babies over night?|
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Its true! :'( They died during the transplant, I tried to keep them alive to no vail. I have since planted the replacement seedlings, and I am hopping for the very best of these ones. I will not have to transplant these, they are already in their permanent housing so hopefully that will keep them alive.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
I am thinking that unfortunately the transplant has inadvertently killed my seedlings :( Just as precautionary measures I have planted 3 more seeds in the primary pot and 2 more in the secondary. I am hoping that they survive but if you take a look, I am not holding out too much hope.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
The transplant went great! Other than the one HORRID setback!! During the transplant, my main vines got pinched, I am hoping that they survive but I am not holding my breath, instead I planted a few more seedlings, yes I know they will be behind but I do not want this pot to go to waste.
|Pots I will be using|
|Side view of pots|
|Here's to hoping they survive!|