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2013 #18: Seed-Starting Experiment - PART II

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 04-17-2013 01:59 PM 2242 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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April 17, 2013

Today we had sunshine and warm weather so my grandson (22 months) and I spent a lot of time outdoors.
Gardening really doesn’t go well with a young toddler. As I was doing one thing he was headed towards the road.

So.. .into the blueberry patch we went—fenced in!!! And we planted peas.

Sort of.

At first, he just tossed the seeds onto the ground. Then I got him to put them in the holes that I had made …. 3 peas in one hole, none in another …

And then in this image: he wanted to get the seeds out of the packet by himself so I gave it to him to hold.
One seed went into the hole and the remaining seeds went onto the ground as the packet tipped over. I think you can actually see one seed falling out in this photo.

Gotta love free help!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)



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stefang

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posted 04-17-2013 02:18 PM

He does that better than me!

-- Mike the reluctant gardening assistant of Lillian

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MsDebbieP

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posted 04-17-2013 02:52 PM

haha well… are you as funny to watch? :D

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 04-17-2013 05:10 PM

It sounds like your day was perfect and the photo of your grandson holding the seeds is a precious reminder of this day. I am glad you get to spend time in the garden together. Who knows where pea sprouts will be shooting up in your garden? : )

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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posted 04-17-2013 05:33 PM

Pea plants don’t care where they are planted. Just eat the peas as they appear on the plant.

-- Karson retired in DE e-mail karson_morrison@bigfoot.com

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posted 04-17-2013 11:05 PM

Nice to see a gardener in making! The change in the weather will start your activities in the garden and we will be waiting for some new developments. I could see the seed falling. BTW what is projecting on top of your grandson’s head?

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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MsDebbieP

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posted 04-18-2013 12:58 AM

thanks :)

the shadow on his head is that of the metal pole that I have for plants to climb on.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Iris43

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posted 04-19-2013 06:32 AM

Aw-w-w! Pretty cute, MsDeb. My goodness, he has grown fast. :)

I’m surprised you can get into your garden already. We had had so much rain here, the ground is saturated. And while we’ve had a couple warmer days the cold seems to just hang on. Last year so many things had been damaged by frosts by this time. I don’t think we’ll see that happen this year.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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MsDebbieP

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posted 04-19-2013 09:24 AM

growing fast indeed … and we are hitting that “wonderful” two stage. Oh joy lol

being up on a hill somewhat helps with the drainage.

I was going to look through last year’s postings to see when we had our first fruit tree blossom. We aren’t even close to seeing a bud this year.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 04-19-2013 04:14 PM

Oh, that’s funny (it always is, when it happens to someone else!) I love the “action” shot of the pea seeds falling out of the envelope – this might be the best toddler/garden pic I’ve seen!

-- ~ Cindy, Virginia Appalachians, UDSA Hardiness Zone 6 ~

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posted 04-19-2013 07:14 PM

Great picture Debbie! On Tuesday we get our 15 month old grandon until the end of September (my daughter is a Combat Medic and my son-in-law is just joining the Army) can’t wait to see how he helps in the grdens.

-- My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant's point of view. ~H. Fred Ale

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posted 04-20-2013 02:45 AM

I’m glad that my goal was spending time with him and not doing any serious gardening . lol he was not much help in the “serious gardening” area lol
but oh how I laughed at his “help” hehe

Otto: how wonderful that you get to spend time with your grandson. I look forward to hearing about your gardening adventures :D

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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lavender22

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posted 04-20-2013 12:37 PM

Very cute and may turn out to be the best peas ever:)

-- I love hostas:)

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MsDebbieP

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posted 04-22-2013 01:55 PM

oh yes… they are going to be extra special—heritage seeds with the help of the next generation!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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