A Hopeful Sort of Day

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?

28 thoughts on “A Hopeful Sort of Day

  1. I’m like you, MrsCraft, and when I start something I want it finished there and then, so I tend to rush things a little. I am quite patient in other areas though, which is strange. But how is a total mystery!
    My seedlings are still tiny. I was expecting them to be fully grown and in flower by now. I know they’ll get there, so I’m just leaving them to their natural ways.

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  2. I rather fancy that I see another seedling just popping up in the cucumber pot, Mrs. Craft. If we say that the one seedling is placed on the two o-clock … then look at the twelve o-clock position, but not near the edge … come down, and down a little more …and look for something of a darker green colour. Something small … bent over, trying to poke it’s head …. see it?

    As for patience.. It’s something I don’t possess in spades, but I can tell you that I had to wait rather a longer time than I wanted to wait when growing my seedlings for peppers too. So they’re obviously little divils who like to keep you on the edge! LOL.

    GREAT JOB with the growing. I feel so proud that you’d think I grew the things myself! LOL.
    Sending green fingered squidges ~ Cobs. x

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  3. That strawberry flower is cute lol! As for the patience thing nope can’t help. I’m an only child so I want now and never later lol! People will have to deal with it πŸ˜‰

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  4. You must possess a great deal of patience to grow things, surely? And crochet requires patience too. I reckon you have more than you give yourself credit for. You do currently have one expensive cucumber though!


  5. πŸ˜‚ I’m so impatient too! I normally try to distract myself with something else though, but it doesn’t work often, and then I end up with a hundred things on the go πŸ€” probably not the best thing!

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  6. Haha, I genuinely am stupidly impatient which is why I rarely make big projects. I’m hoping the cucumber will earn it’s money, otherwise it’ll find itself on the compost heap.


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