I am sure we all have these days where things don’t go quite right. Where animals get hurt, where plants don’t grow, where the dish I made for dinner didn’t taste nearly as good as it smelled…that is what I call a homestead horror.
This will be a little new category for this page of failures & believe me I am sure there will be plenty.
My homestead horror for this week was unfortunately my onions and leeks. I planted them three weeks ago, and still nothing.
We got these babies all snug in their dirt, on their heat mats and watered in. And still NOTHING. Then I remembered last year. We had bought this potting mix, and transplanted tomatoes into it…and my nice started seedlings…ALL DIED! So why did I give this potting mix a second chance? WHO KNOWS!!!!
But I did and here we are…no growing leeks or onions…same seed starting mix as last year…and nothing…again!
<<Seemed like a good mix, but for some reason nothing wants to grow in this.
SOOO when I made up my starting blocks, this plant mix went in the compost and I grabbed my new soil…and…walah!
Now I do have to note with the soil blocks the hardest part is keeping them moist enough, consistently…you will see the edge seeds didn’t sprout, and they never did. Now I am guessing this is due to inconsistent watering, because they are always the driest blocks and they always seem to be the edge ones.
I will be doing a blog later on what I like and don’t about the soil blocks so we can get a real look at if it is worth it or not!
But with the flop of the onions and leeks and the little lesson on soil blocks, I guess that makes two homestead horrors this week…oh well, like they always say “Live and learn!” and I definitely am!
Have you had any homestead horrors this week?