Update on the Jiffy GreenHouse.
Charlie and I purchased a small seed starter kit just 6 days ago on the Monday right before our cold snap.
There were two main reasons for planting 72+ seeds:
1) to test the viability of 800 seed packets that a generous soul left at the Garland Community Garden about a month ago. These seeds were packaged to be used by December of 2022);
2) and to get a head start on transplants for the spring garden.
In my first purpose I can say that I have succeeded as so far over half of the seeds have germinated--thus we can feel fairly certain that in handing out these seeds to the public that we are giving them reliable seeds.
As in regard to achieving my second goal--to create transplants, well that remains to be seen as Chakota has an unhealthy obsession with the Jiffy Greenhouse. Several times I've had to remove her from lying on the top of it and squashing the lid down. I also have noticed puncture marks in the lid where she has chewed on it. No, of the seeds are catnip.We'll see what transpires over the coming week.
With the dog, it's often about you.
With the cat, it's always about the cat.
No, even though I did acquire a Master Gardener certificate from Texas AgriLife in 2015, I am far from the perfect gardener or the perfect anything. As for being the perfect gardener, anyone who lives with a cat will tell you that the chances of attaining perfection are close to zero.