I still don’t know why i decided to try to grow anything this year since i’ve never attempted a garden in my life. The idea hit me one day, so i bought a pot, Schultz potting mix, seeds, and Miracle Grow and started a wee garden. For the record i water every other day (too much?).
First it was about 12 tomato plants. They all sprouted at the same time. They all grew at an alarming rate: 5 days after sprouting they were about 4" tall. Then for whatever reason, half of them got “kinks” in the stem and just keeled over. So i pulled them out and had 6 little soldiers left. The next day 4 of them bit it. I kept 2 alive for about another week then 1 decided to bite it. Now i have 1, and luckily this sucker is going strong and has all kinds of leaves.
Notice in that picture the 2 long skinny plants? Those are the only remaining watermelon plants after planting 6 seeds (2 groups of 3). They suffered the same fate as the tomato plants where the stems get thin and then kink and they fall over. However, with these watermelons. . . they don’t do anything!
[li]Am i being impatient with the watermelons?[/li][li]What did i do wrong to make most of my sprouts have weak-ass stems?[/li][li]Is it safe that i use my desk lamp to keep them lit during the day? (my room is on the dark side of the house)[/li][li]When should i transplant everything outside into regular dirt?[/li][li]Should i ease up on the Miracle Grow?[/li][/ol]