Anyone who knows me will also know that I am ridiculously impatient. I want everything done right now, if not yesterday. It is one of my worst traits, and I had to push my patience this week when I went into the greenhouse and saw that some seeds had not germinated after a few weeks.
I went through each propagator, removing pots which had failed to thrive. (Using last year’s seeds meant that we only had a 50% germination rate with some plants, whoops!) The card pots and compost went straight into the compost bin. Something stopped me from putting the peppers intonation the bin, though. I’d left them for 4 weeks, and nothing had happened, so I’d almost given up on having any this year. However, I gave them a last chance. Here is what I found today:
There are 6 in there now, so even though they are really behind I will keep trying to grow them!
I also bought cucumber seeds for 50p at the car boot sale. Mr C was less than convicted that they would grow, but again, 3 weeks on, we have one seedling. (I’m not sure if it will come to anything, don’t you need 2 of a type of plant for successful pollination and fruiting? We’ll see!)
I’m now only waiting for the butternut squash to germinate. Fingers crossed!
In other allotment news, we have our first strawberry flower!
Have you got any tips for becoming more patient? How long do you wait for plants to grow before giving up on them?