Guess what? Our seeds have sprouted! Hooray!
You want to know why it’s taken me almost two months to sprout some seeds?
…Well, that’s because I had to start from scratch – not once, not twice, but thrice!
So, here’s the story. After my sister and I made the Martha Stewart Eggshell Flowerpot Craftwith the kids, I left them outside, on top of the barbeque cover. Unfortunately, we got hit with some high winds and a torrential downpour, and, I forgot all about them. That is until my husband came in the next morning and announced that my egg shells were strewn all across the yard, and the seeds were goners.
Oh no! Losing the seeds was bad enough, but having to tell my tell my beautiful niece that I ruined her craft was stomach-turning. She was SO excited about planting her “baby” seeds – and now I went and wrecked it. What was I going to do?
Well, I decided not to tell her and deviously planted up another set of seeds. But this time, I was smarter; I placed them under the outdoor fireplace where they would be protected from the wind, but would still get the sunlight and water they needed to grow. Aha! Take that Mother Nature. How dare you try to make me look like a dummy in front of my niece!
However, my dog, Birdy, had an even better idea. As soon as I went back inside, she chowed down on my dirt-filled eggshells – and when I ran out the back door screaming like a banshee, she took off with the plastic egg carton flapping in her mouth, and ran like a she-beast across the yard, flinging seeds, dirt, and egg shells everywhere. Oh crap – now what?
So, I took a deep breath, and baked up a storm – until I had yet another set of eggshells to use. Thankfully, I also had enough seeds to fill those suckers up – and this time, I’ve won because I have sprouts to show for it!
Apparently, in order to grow seeds in this household, you need to hide them under the kids’ water table – because the dog is afraid of the umbrella, and then move them to the barbecue cover during the day – so they can get some sun, and then put them back under the water table at night – just in case there’s a wind storm.
Now, I can finally invite my niece over to plant them in the garden with me. I just hope she doesn’t ask me why it took so long for them to grow!