Monday, February 25, 2013

Pooka's are lucky lucky creatures

A few weeks ago, we went to our local Lowe's for a kids building day. Pooka and Brother have been doing these for years and about 4 or 5 months ago, Brother finally broke the 100 projects completed mark. As a result, we end up at Lowe's every other week.

Anyway, while we were at Lowe's we needed something... I don't even remember what, but we of course stopped to look at clearance. And what happened to be on the clearance rack? An herb starter kit and a Pooka saw it. For over half off, we decided to give it a try and see what happens.

For half off, we will take a worse for wear kit.
It took a couple of days before we had a chance to get the setup together. Its a standard "Mix dirt stuff with water to rehydrate set and then plant the seeds" set.

What you need... Laundry basket optional.
Once we opened the kit, we saw why it was probably on clearance. The seed packs and the metal containers were showing signs of water damage. I am not as concerned about the rust in the container. These seeds may end up in the front herb bed depending on how they do and how well they hold up between now and the end of the snow/frost.

A bit of water damage
The seed packs looked alot worse for wear. I have had some concerns on if the on on the right would even grow. The paper was gone in places. The plastic holding the seeds wasn't.

Thats more water damage
After following the directions we sprinkled the seeds and now await the results. I will say it seems that they both got a bit more water then they needed, but that may again be due to the earlier water damage. 
I forgot to write down which is which, oops.
 Its been a few weeks since we did this, and the results are surprising. I am hoping to do a post later this week on how all our seeds are doing, and how the seed starting is going. Keep an eye out for it.

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