The Garden Experiment: seedlings

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I noticed some bulging happening in the pumpkin baggie.

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The pumpkin bag was a little outta control!

It was a little out of control, and led to me going through all of the baggies and separating out some of the good seedlings. But the pumpkins, oh, oh the pumpkins!

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This is what I found, the pumpkin seedlings, in all their glory.

I took them out of their baggie and decided to try an experiment. I took 3 of the seedlings and put the in a shot glass as a sort of hydroponic thing. The other 2 I left in the Baggie but kept their heads out, but zipped up the rest so it kept some of the “greenhouse” effect. I was really wanting to see if one way would do anything different than the other way.

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Hydroponic or greenhouse… which is better?

That was yesterday afternoon. I thought it was a good plan, and I was pretty interested to see how it would be different. This afternoon, I noticed something pretty startling.

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So far the greenhouse has it by at least an inch. Maybe hydroponic will catch up tomorrow?

After 24 hours, my little seedlings still in the Baggie had grown quite a bit! Like… A scary lot! It was over 6 inches. Way bigger than its counterparts in the shot glass. Although, I do like the look of the intermingled roots. It’s really cool to look at.

In other news, nothing has really gotten done on the actual bed, but I thought I would show you what it looks like.

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After construction, before dirt.

Clever, no? I am really hoping that over the weekend I will be able to get the dirt to go in the garden, but the hubby has been sick, so fingers crossed!

Tomorrow, I plan to tell you about my cook day today. 12 meals in my freezer and I only had to spend about $55 and 4 hours.

Bit of advice though, when planning a cook day that requires 12 zipper bags… Make sure you have more than 4! Ugh.

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About brandeekins

I'm a child of God, wife, Mom and step mom of 7 (!), knitter, crocheter, and maker of hairbows and afghans. I am living through heart failure and bi-polar disorder at the ripe old age of 40something. I am a car singer, cupcake baker, Pinterest loving former nurse that takes great pride in her faith, family, and abilities. Disabilities be damned.

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