I’m going to talk to my plants

I know I said yesterday I was having much needed downtime, but last night I couldn’t just sit and watch TV.  I sit for so long while working that on my days off I like to actually do things.  Last night, I ended up cleaning out more pots while watching my Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice & then Scrubs.  I think I planted every last seed I could find (except for the poppies and morning glories that I totally forgot to plant today).

Some of you might be sick of pictures like these, but it’s so satisfying for me to see!  My apologies, lol.  Here’s what I’ve ended up with:

Sowing seeds

Please ignore the bottle of mouthwash. Old earthquake habits die hard. Sometimes I still brush my teeth at the kitchen sink in the mornings (we had to boil water in the jug first the night before).

The fluffy oregano & friends got new homes:

Oregano, Thyme, & Sage
I really hope everything sprouts! If it doesn’t, I guess it can just go into my tomato pots when they get big enough to be put into their own pots.  Mt. Dirtmore is officially nothing more than a small bundle of compost/recycled potting mix living inside the blue tarp it covered originally. It’s crazy that I’ve used it all up!

The morning trip to get all the seed trays outdoors is going to take three times as long now! When you have two indoor kittens that don’t understand why they can’t go outdoors (who can also open most of the internal doors in the house), this is no easy feat. This is what our back table looked like today:

Seedlings in the sun

And there’s still the tray of re-potted tomatoes & green lettuce not in this picture.

I really am going to relax now, I swear. We have a full night of TV shows to catch up on (Sons of Anarchy, anyone?) and a new one to watch called Terra Nova that looks interesting! :)

I am so awful at this waiting stage of gardening. Ben’s Mom told me I should talk to my seeds and they’ll grow better.  I found a newspaper article with some interesting facts about plants and how they react to certain things. I don’t know if any of it is actually scientifically true, but I’d like to think talking helps them along anyway :)

Have you ever talked to your seeds or played music for your plants?


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. K.S. Schultz
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 04:31:34

    Yes, I like to encourage my plants because it seems such a heroic effort to sprout, grow, and bloom. So I tell them that I wish I grew at such a pace and was nearly as hardy.


  2. boyssmell
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 16:10:53

    I wanted to read and comment on this before I totally ran away to do things. But talking to your plants seems legit. I would be the one singing to them and making up songs about them. Like, “Don’t fret, Mister Toe-Mah-Toeee, your friend Ms. Courgette is hopefully doing fiiiiine. Your big ‘ol pot will keep you warm. Russel might be down for cuddle time, especially since gwennie released him of his services.”


  3. Emma @ Craving Fresh
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 16:18:27

    They look so cute with their popsicle sticks.

    My neighbour came over this morning to ask what had happened to my seed trays. One of them was tipped over, with all the soil emptied onto the ground. And my pumpkin seeds and soil were tipped out of their pot, which was now on my neighbour’s side of the fence.

    So that’s what Lily had been doing when she came inside covered in dirt.


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