Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Peeking at Seedlings

For 3 days Adam has was peeking at and over-monitoring the growth of his seeds. A watched pot never boils. He forgot about them for a day or so and magic happened. The plastic propagator has been the best spent €7.99. Adam said, "I love this thing. It really works."

Adam sneaks away to his room several times a day and night to check his propagator. 
He goes upstairs to his windowsill so often, that now he doesn't tell us anymore. 
He makes up other excuses like "I need a toy" or 
"I am going to use the other bathroom, upstairs."

 Counting the seedlings. Adam has 11 new plants. 
We paid €1.99 for about 40 sunflower seeds. 
At the garden center, they sell a huge bag of 1000s of sunflower seeds 
for the same price called "bird food." 

What has helped accelerate the seedling process is an uncharacteristically warm spell in the Netherlands. Our spring weather is warmer now than in famously sunnier spots like Italy and Spain. 

Tucking the sunflower seedlings back into their warm home. 
Adam held his hand over the top to feel the heat of the sun...
 or the heat coming from the propagator...or both.

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