The Best Intentions
About a month ago, we planted our little garden seedlings in peat pots and kept them in the windowsill. Because our 100 year old farmhouse has 18″ windowsills, it was a great place to keep them so they were out of the way and could still get sun. We wanted to get a jump start on the growing season while it was still cold outside. We had the best intentions, anyway, but nature got us in the end.
We were using Emily’s room for the garden seedlings. Andy and I had just picked Emily up from college since she’s home for the Summer. She had an entire dorm’s worth of stuff stacked all over her small bedroom. All of the windows of the house were open because of the beautiful Spring weather. Last night about 10:00, I passed by her room and noticed there was black dirt EVERYWHERE!! It was all over her bed, her laptop, the carpet, her clothes, and everything. At first I couldn’t figure out what it was, but then I realized the wind storm we’d been having blew all the potting soil all over her room. Her entire room was coated in dirt, and all our seedlings were gone.
Luckily we had moved the tomato seedlings out to the garden earlier that day, but the jalapeno pepper seedlings are no more. We can always start over with the seedlings, but now we just have to clean Emily’s room!
Previous Garden Post
I did an earlier blog post on some homemade seedling packets you can read here.