I fixed it with a little bit of tape, and it kind of took off from there. So far, so good. About a month ago, I spent two bucks on a seed starter kit and another two bucks on some seeds; sunflowers and moonflowers. No reason for the types, I just bought moonflowers because I successfully grew them in the past. Plus, they will hopefully grow to climb that arbor and cover up the taped spot, thus making my garden a little less....."trash-picker-esque." I chose the sunflowers because I wanted to grow something that would turn out taller than me. I like results! Today, I decided it was finally time to transplant my little seedlings, because the ten-day forecast shows that we finally won't have night temperatures drop below freezing.
I planted my moonflowers below the arbor on each side. I also planted the sunflowers around it. I used spare garden fencing and yarn to create a critter-proof barrier, and hopefully the things won't get eaten.
Did you know that mismatched knitting needles are perfect to use as garden stakes? I knew I was saving those for something useful.
I know they're supposed to be planted at least a foot apart, but I know myself, and I am assuming that half the plants will die anyway. Plus, I ran out of places to plant them!
Here's the garden post-transplant. Hopefully they will all make it!
I plan to plant more moonflowers, but this time I will be putting them straight in the ground. This requires that I soak the seeds 24 hours prior to planting, and that's why I have a shot glass full of seeds on my window sill. That alligator you see is a toy we found on the ground the day my husband and I moved into our first place together five years ago. He's been with us ever since.