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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Blur Ting's Chamomile

I am not a terribly good gardener. At least, I don't think so. Therefore, I am rather surprised that those who have received seeds from me, have not been able to germinate them. I don't know what went wrong. My germination rate is about 85%, but others seem to have 0%, and yet others have little seedlings that die quite away.

Anyway, I offered to raise some seedlings for a lady that I know, and don't really know. I've never met her. We have never spoken, but I feel like I know her, and that she is like me in many ways. I read her blog daily and it gives me joy.

So, here they are... Blur Ting's seeds sown in little egg cases. I will tend them and make them grow until they're old enough to be transplanted into her pots. And then, Blur Ting will come by to get them and I will get to meet her that I know and don't know. Whilst I am at it, I think I will raise a whole crate of these seedlings so that I can maybe sell them to GCS members who would like to buy them and grow them at home.

8 comments:

J.C. said...

Dear Petunia, I have just started my own gardening blog and very glad to stumble upon yours.

petunialee said...

Thanks for visiting!

Blur Ting said...

Oh Petunia, you're such a sweetheart! And so eco-friendly too. I have nothing much to offer except for some worms from my compost bin. They may not be pretty but they're great workers (and hard to get). If you're thinking of starting a compost bin like me, they will certainly come in very useful. Otherwise, you can just put them in your garden. How's that for fair trade? :-)

Blur Ting said...

I have come to realise that some people are just not meant to grow some things. While most of the plants and veggies thrive in my garden, I have no success with coriander (and chamomile of course). On the other hand, my friend who's not as successful with veggies, is able to get her coriander seeds to grow.

petunialee said...

Oooooooh free worms! That's my prayer come true!

petunialee said...

Can you take pics of your worm bin? How does it work? Is it some special thingy or just wormies and a black tub will do?

Blur Ting said...

I blogged about it in my other blog (ms green fingers) recently. There are photos of the bin.I bought a dustbin ($10), drilled some homes at the bottom for any compost tea to drain out (must collect with a tray below and use as fertiliser) and more holes at the sides for the worms to breathe.

Add shredded newspapers (moistened), some soil and vegetable scrap or fruit peel and put the worms in. After a month or 2, you'll get worm castings.

Blur Ting said...

here is the link to my bin (hey it rhymes!)

http://msgreenfingers.blogspot.com/2009/04/worm-bin.html