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March 19th, 2012

Yesterday was a beautiful day, so of course I was working outside. I wan’t working in the garden, scrubbing the house was the task of the day. Into the garage I went to grab something I needed and OOOOOPS there were 2 big pots that were filled with tulips that I potted up to force.

The poor things were all pale from the lack of sunlight and kind of sad looking. I quickly carried them outside and gave them a dose of water. They should green up within a day or two.

The funny thing is that they’re not any farther ahead of the tulips that are planted in the ground. So I guess forcing them to bloom early didn’t happen. At least nothing will be lost, they’ll still bloom, just not as early as I had planned!

Have you had any OOOOPS moments in the garden lately?

5 Comments to “OOOOOPS”
  1. KimH on March 19, 2012 at 5:47 am

    LOL I found a package of paperwhites that I had put in the bottom drawer of my frig to cold treat and forgot about. I found them on Friday and planted them in a dish.. but its been so nice outside that I put them on the deck. Yeah, ooopps.

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  2. Victoria on March 19, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Over the weekend I was determined to plant peas. I had a zillion reminders to soak the peas, then almost forgot to actually plant them! A day of shoveling & raking compost will do that!

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  3. kristin @ going country on March 19, 2012 at 7:34 am

    I raked the protective straw covering from the garlic yesterday and some of the shoots looked like your tulips–kind of sickly. Obviously should have uncovered them earlier. No harm done, though. They’ll perk right up with the warm weather we’re having.

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  4. Donna B. on March 19, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Hahaha, EVERYDAY is an OOOOPS day for me in the garden!
    I had purchased some Dwarf Dutch Iris and Fox’s Grape in the fall, I found the box on Friday night. OOOPS! They’re happily, albiet on the dry side, in the ground.
    Plus, I only began seed starting last week. Which I should have started, oh, a month ago… Winter sown containers are almost 90% spinach seedlings because the soil I used was where the spinach last year reseeded… OOOPS! hahaha! I could go on forever! ♥
    Ooh ooh ooh! And like Victoria above but opposite – I soaked my peas, but left them in the water for like, five+ hours! They will be resoaked tonight and finally planted in the ground. heh.
    This is what it means though, to be a gardener – we learn from the mistakes we make! It keeps things interesting.

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  5. Patricia on March 19, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Just continue showing them with love and care. For sure, although it took some time, they will grow up beautiful and strong. The first stages of growth are the hardest part and the one that constantly require attention. The efforts placed into my plants development were worth it though and I am proud of the results. Thank you for sharing. I am looking forward to see how your tulips have grown in the next post.

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