Bah. If it can go wrong it will.
Seems only about 1/4 of my peas have sprouted. I dug up the duds to see what was going on - looks like they turned to rotten mush. We've had quite a bit of rain since I planted them. The good news is now I'll have a staggered planting for a staggered harvest. I'll go and replace the one's that haven't come up later this week.
I've never had so much trouble with lettuce before. The seedlings in the garden are still being eaten alive. I've lost four more. I've picked slugs and snails out of the bed every night. Though I went out twice last night and didn't find any. I need to make the time to go get sandpaper and tack up strips. Hard to do lately with a sick toddler and an injured husband.
The latest seedling starts are turning yellow and wilting. I think maybe too much water and maybe too close to the lights - too warm. Though I've been letting the soil go pretty dry between waterings, so I don't know what the problem is. I've moved them further from the lights so we'll see if they perk up a little.
I was working downstairs and put on the space heater for a small bit. Sadly I accidentally left it on. The tomato starts didn't like the extra heat and wind and let me know it by curling up their leaves a little bit and turning yellow. Ug!
Remember my sage start that had the aphid probelms? Well I think it would've been better off if I hadn't helped. I sprayed some organic insecticide on it and 1/2 of the leaves turned black and fell off. ::shakes head:: The good news is I think the poor plant will recover. It's put out three new sets of leaves and the aphids are definitely gone! I think I just to try a test area if I use it again. I might have also not diluted it enough so I'll mix up a new batch if I try it again.
I just feel so disappointed. I wish I was a pro and never made a mistake and all the plants were happy and green and bug free. ::sigh:: Live and learn I guess.