Sticky Fingers

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Just a quick word

I had set out last month to do better at blogging and have fallen behind again! Not that there has been nothing going on with me and my plants, I just haven't kept up with posting.

Much of my focus has been on my seedlings and getting them documented and catalogued so that I can keep better tabs on them. Turns out that I have just under 200 plants grown from seed (by me) that are over two years old. Come January that figure will jump to about 250. I figure the two-year mark is one at which I'm fairly comfortable to record a seedling as a "real" plant with a considerable chance of reaching maturity. My success rate hasn't been very good since that's from thousands of seeds sown, but I think I'm improving. I've been sowing more seeds and so far things are looking better, but based on my rule just set, I can't record those seedlings until 2008.

I now still need to label them all to cross-reference the numbers with the list and the names and the dates and to take photos, and then I can move on to the ones I didn't grow myself. That will be quite a task, but in the long run it should help me see how things are growing and to not mix up the where, when and what about each plant. Is that important? Of course it is! (To me , at least.) That's part of why I date my photos to track progress.

November is a new month - maybe I'll get to catch up on my blogging, and maybe not. I'll just have to see how things go. To be honest, if I have time, I'd rather spend it outside with the plants than at the computer writing about them, but I guess I have to strike a happy balance somewhere.


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