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Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

How I killed some seed starts ~ How I ended up with so many serrano peppers and other bits

I started some cilantro and parsley seeds indoors, and they were doing great.  However, I had two spray bottles in the kitchen, and one is not labeled.  I have a 50/50 of vinegar and water in one (not labeled), and one with water.  

I was spraying the plants with water and they were doing great.  They other day I noticed them all dying.  Guess who used the wrong spray bottle?  Yep, ha ha!  Labeling the bottle and replanting.

Back when I was at the greenhouse picking out some plants for the garden that I didn't start from seed, I asked for "serrano" when I meant to ask for San Marzano (tomatoes).  That's how I ended up with 6 serrano pepper plants, ha ha!  I never figured it out until I went to plant, and that's how I ended up with so many.

I picked more hot peppers, and gave some away.  I am finally getting some cherry bomb peppers. Due to high price of disposable gloves I am rinsing off my gloves after slicing then, and reusing to remove them from the pan after flash freezing.

I did some deadheading while I was outside, because they needed it and rain was on the way.  

Daughter K got called in to work on her only day off (happens way too often).  While she was at work, King (on of her dogs) had a seizure.  It's very painful to watch, but I gave him as much comfort as I could.  Poor dog.

Mom is still in the hospital and getting more testing done.  She's not happy that she isn't home yet, and of course she isn't seeing us enough, so we are calling as much as we can.


mamasmercantile said...

Hope a diagnosis is forthcoming for your Mum soon, it is so difficult in these times of covid for hospital visitation. I did sile at the mix up of bottles, its something I would do.

Kristina said...

mamasmercantile, we hope the doctors get a diagnosis soon, so she can return home. I am glad you got a laugh about the bottle mix up. Daughter K laughed a lot about this mix up, ha ha!

Lisa K Thomasson Jung said...

Hope Mom is feeling better. Mix up happens you just have too roll with it.

Lisa K Thomasson Jung said...

Hope your Mom better. Things happen you just have too roll with it.

Kristina said...

Thanks Lisa, I hope the tests they are doing figure out how to help Mom feel better.