Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Are you ever in for a treat!

It's... last year's PETUNIAS!

I know, I know, I went totally petunia-mad last year. Well, on Sunday I finally got this year's petunias planted (shh... I decided I might send them out with the shalach manos, since sunflowers were a bit awkward). So now there are about 50-60 of them seeded downstairs.

Now, of course, I'm checking every few hours to see if they've sprouted.
From a Google search on "petunias germinate days":
~ "Seed will germinate according to color (pinks, blues and whites first - reds last) in 5 - 10 days"
~ "Petunia seed germinates in 7 to 14 days depending on soil and temperature conditions"
~ "Petunia seeds should germinate in 10 to 12 days"
~ "Germination should begin 2 to 3 days after sowing and be completed in 10 days."

So who the heck knows when they'll come up?
And that means I can keep checking every few hours, which I would anyway, even if I knew it would be a month.

If last year's pics are accurate, I planted them around Feb 10 and I think they were up a week later. Maybe I should keep records like a real gardener...? Naah!

There's a bit of a gap in the piccies between the first sprouts and the big sprawling plants. That's because the camera was broken, remember?
(if you don't, shame on you: go back and read those posts right NOW!)

Which reminds me: Maple Syrup time is right around the corner again. :-o

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