Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Circle of Life

I had anticipated chronicling the long and fruitful life of our first attempts at growing vegetables. Unfortunately our little plants skipped straight to the dying phase of life.

Things started out smoothly enough. We watered our little soil pellets to ready them for seeds from tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, cilantro, and broccoli:

Then we gently embedded the plants to the specified depth:

Several days later we began to see hearty sprouts:

And then robust mini plants:

But then, freakishly, just a few days later the heads of the plants started falling off and plants were dying left and right:

Now all we have left is a tray of mostly dead seedlings. We're still watering them and giving them as much sunlight as possible in hopes of a miraculous revival. Obviously we have much to learn.


Cindy said...

Oh, dear! How disappointing! I've had a similar experience. I'd guess about 75% of the plants I planted last year have died from lack of water. A beginner's mistake here in CO. I thought I'd read enough to garden in CO without much help, but didn't ask quite enough questions. Back to basics for me! xo C

Brandi Krupp said...

If it makes you feel better, I was given a cactus as a house-warming present. I am so retarded that I watered the cactus, thus killing it considering water is not what it needs. So there you have it, I managed to kill a plant in which the only thing required to keep it alive is to do nothing!

Jessica said...

Aw, thanks guys! I'm glad to know I'm not alone in plant disasters.