Saturday, April 04, 2009

Someone Should Stop Me

Someone should stop me from buying seeds, and planting seeds, and wanting more seeds. But no one has. And look what has happened.

This is only a small portion of the things I have planted. These are just the ones that are further along. I've had to add more lights and another table and have resorted to using baking dishes to hold plants. Yet, still, I haven't stopped.

Sharon - she would be the friend who happens to be a landscaper - tells me I have room for 20-40 plants in my front flower bed. Hmmmm... well.... if 40 is good then 340 must be better... right?

Something tells me I should listen to the woman who makes her living making people's flower beds look great. But something inside me wants to put in every single little plant.

Maybe this weekend I should start killing more grass in the back yard. I hate mowing it anyway, so this could be ideal - more room for plants and less grass to mow. Sounds like a win-win.

I've grown unnaturally attached to the seedlings. Every morning I pad into the sun porch and say "hello little plants" to the row after row of little baby green things. (They do not answer back, just in case you were wondering.)

I have seeds starting on the dining room table, by the kitchen sink, and on the kitchen cabinets. That's in addition to the multiple trays in the sunroom.

Tonight I was in a store I hadn't been to in awhile. And $3.61 later, I have five new packages of seeds - things I didn't have before.

Someone should stop me. Really.
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Anonymous said...

They're all legal, aren't they? If you end up with too many jalepenos, then I might be able to help you out.

Roger L

Anonymous said...

Last year I planted MANY zinnias. I had so many extra babies that one night, after dark, I went up and down K61 hiway between 17th and 11th and poked them into the cities new landscaped beds. I just thought they needed a little color!

They were only moderately successful. But I know what I'll do differently this year.

My mother dubbed me the "zinnia fairy"

Patsy Terrell said...

Cute Roger... Unless Ferry-Morse has taken to packaging illegal products, they're all legal. I haven't planted any veggies - only flowers - so no jalapenos. But I could spare one or a dozen or so of other things.

Patsy Terrell said...

I have planted some giant purple zinnias... I have four that are doing well and some more that I'm hoping sprout. They are my only zinnias. So far. Heaven help me. They need to be my only zinnias.

Sharon said...

Landscapers have a term for people who start this many baby plants to set out:
"job security"


Mia Denman said...

Patsy ~
I'm just glad you're into sprouting plants, and not babies! One "octomom" in the world is enough!

Patsy Terrell said...

Rest assured... only baby plants... not baby humans.

Patsy Terrell said...

Sharon... The trick is that I want enough flowers to always have some cut flowers in the house. I don't know how many that is, but I know I haven't ever had that many. :)