1. Garden prepwork
My seeds arrived!! I started them right away, since I’m kind of late to start my garden. I expect to probably buy at least a few starts since I’m still learning how to raise seedlings. My greenhouse has 72 cells planted. I bought my seeds from Chauly’s Favorite Seeds, and apart from the great selection available, she was super generous with my order! I am honestly thrilled to be planning my garden, and I have a ton of seeds leftover.
2. Cacti and succulent seeds germination
My cacti and succulents seeds are chugging along, and I’m waiting excitedly for them to sprout. I wonder if I need to supplement their light or temperature conditions, but they get excellent indirect light from the window that warms them up during the day. Since the containers are so foggy with condensation, I’m having a hard time getting photos! I also hesitate to open them up, and I think I’m going to try to avoid doing so for as long as I can.
3. Terrarium moths
I’ve been seeing moths in the terrariums I planted moss in a few weeks ago. They don’t really seem to do a whole lot so I’m just letting them hang out.
4. New plants on the way
My online order is taking a while longer to ship than I anticipated, I guess because plants are propagated uniquely for every order, and so a few weeks (or months? 😰) are needed for rooting and acclimation. For the number of plants that I ordered, and for the price I’m getting them, I don’t mind waiting. I’m just afraid I’ll get impatient and bring home more plants in the meantime!!
5. New growth
As spring is dawning, I’m noticing a lot of plants pushing out new leaves: ZZ plants, ric-rac cactus, Pilea involucrata, blooms on my spring cactus, hoya and Monstera deliciosa; hopefully my cacti and succulents follow suit. My aquatic plants aren’t looking fantastic, nor are my rabbit’s-foot fern or my Rhaphidophora tetrasperma cuttings. I hope some warmer weather and sun help turn things right around for them! The semester is coming to and end and I’m really feeling the heat. I hope to keep on top of things as I’m getting busier.
It’s been a pretty busy week so I don’t really have any other updates! Thanks for checking in! 🙂