Thursday, February 11, 2010
The good news is, I've taken a positive first step. I have actually planted seeds. This year I'm not using those magic pellet seed starters because even though they are mesmerizing to watch grow into dirt wads when you add the warm water (oooohhhhhh, grow-y) they sort of choke the roots of your seedlings. At least that's how it happened to me last year. Instead, I've been saving a few egg cartons and am finding them to be very effective with a regular soil medium.
The part I don't like is deciding which little sprouts can live, and which ones must take one for the team. It's like little plant abortion decisions and it just makes me want to lie down catatonic once I concede. But for every ending there is a beginning, and I will remember you, little baby sproutlings, and thank you for at least showing up for the audition, when I am eating your big brother/sister.
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