Sunday, January 31, 2010

First Transplanting of the Season

Tis the season for transplanting my babies into there new home and the start of a love, hate relationship with lisianthus. Until about two years ago I never heard of lisianthus before. Since then we've entered into a love, hate relationship. Every year they are my problem child and I end up spending 50% of my annual headaches over them. Are they warm enough? Are they too warm? Are they getting the right food? Are they catching something? I fuss and I fuss and I fuss over them and then I feel bad because I don't want the other annuals to get jealous. Anyway they have the longest production time of all of our annuals. So back in October we started our lisianthus from seed and two weeks ago they finally got transplanted. They will sit in their 6 pack until they go to their new home at the end of March. Sometimes I feel like a proud parent when they are sold but other times I feel like the parent that finally got their 30 year old to move out of the house. Here are some pictures of my babies and the first transplanting of the season.