It happens even the best most careful gardener makes mistakes and I am not one of those types of gardeners at all. Yesterday was the first day in the interest of time that I was really able to go out and start planting our “earlier” Spring garden….a little late but we have gotten seeds started already in the greenhouse too.
Well in all of the excitement I accidentally laid several seed packets down in a pot not realizing the pot had water in the bottom of it.
Now some might read this and say “Just Buy More Seeds” well that is not the way we do things at our Lil’ Suburban Homestead we try to save/scavenge/re-use/repurpose/recycle whenever we can. So I immediately googled what to do when this happens and of course this was the site I found that helped me figure out what to do. Yes I actually “googled” before I sprung to action that is the techie in me. 😉
Oh No! All my packets of seeds got wet….you see I am not the only one that has done this and one of the people that responded was very optimistic and thought they could be saved. So thats what I did all of the seeds that would drop out of the wet packets on to paper towels I dried yesterday and saved. These though would not be seeds that I would swap or share with others just in case they have issues later I have marked them “Saved Seeds From Me”.
Now in the meantime the seeds that got wet that we were going to plant were left on the deck and my husband had opened up the packets for them to dry and yep one of them “the bunching onions” flew all over the deck so then later in the day we were on our hands and knees picking up all the seeds. It was kind of comical and my husband had the tweezers in hand. We admit we were in a hurry he is trying to get all of the raised beds in and I am trying to get them planted as soon as he is done because it’s the weekend and I am home.
The good news we salvaged most of the seeds and it is a reminder to be careful with them to both of us. Seeds are one of our food sources…..no we do not eat out of our garden exclusively for us it supplements our diet in the summer it more than supplements our diet but its fresh produce and it’s whole, nutritious, organic food so it’s valuable.
You know March Madness refers to Basketball but I think it refers to what I am now calling “The March Mad Scramble” to get things in place for Spring, this includes all of those things us gardeners procrastinate with because it’s so cold and then once we get some warmth we rush to get it all done! Have any of you had seed disasters? Were you able to fix them? I wish you a joyful Sunday and hopefully for those of you in the colder regions its starting to thaw out maybe……
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