Saturday, June 21, 2008

Peas, peas, pretty peas :)

Two weeks ago, I planted a bean plant, see this, to try and see if Brian's theory here is right. I've never planted anything in my life, so what I did was dig the soil, and covered the bean seed with soil. Till today, there's been no sign of the bean plant. Presumed dead.

Last week, I decided it's time to plant the 3 pea seeds I had. This time, I wasn't sure if I should bury the seeds again. When I wondered aloud to Brian, he said that in nature, the seeds would be on top of the soil. So that's what I did, I just dropped the 3 seeds on top of the soil.

And VOILA!!! 2 of the 3 seeds have sprouted leaves...my first success at seed germination. LOOK LOOK! So exciting...



Now all that's left to do is wait till the leaves have grown, and we'll cut the leaves off one of the pea plant and see if the plant lives. Trouble is we're off to Singapore in a few days, and won't have time to complete this experiment. How?

12 comments:

Tsu Lin + + said...

I guess these pea plants were destined not to thrive! :(

Poor plants. Why not you just throw them into a garden (do you have one?) and let them brave it out? Then by the time you return, you can plant new seeds for your experiment. Heh.

Lilian said...

No garden. I'm thinking of bringing these Muscovite peas to Singapore for a holiday :) Just gotta figure out how to pack the pot, then hope they survive the 11-hour flight.

tealeafs said...

Not sure if our climate will be suitable for your angmoh peas leh. What does Brian say?

Phew. Kids are off to school again today! I have survived the holidays!!!

Lilian said...

Haha angmoh peas! Muscovites are known to be hardy, so I'm sure they'll survive. Haven't discussed this option of packing them home with anyone. Most probably won't, already have so much to pack for our 1-month stay in Sg.

Eddie will still be around most of the time to water the pot. The longest they'll go without any drink will be 1 week and a bit, so he'll just douse them with more h20 before leaving. Then when we return in August, it'll be time for one of them to have their execution :)

Lilian said...

I think I hear a collective sigh of relieve all the way from Sg as parents pack their kids off to school this morning. Holidays are hard, hard work for us mummies!

bACk in GERMANY said...

Think your peas will survive a week without water.
I don't water my plants every day. Just twice a week, and they thrive! In fact, when my PILs came and helped me water my plants every day, these "ungrateful" plants got sick!

Only 4 more school days to go and it will be 8 weeks of summer vacation for the kids, i.e. I'll have them for 24/7 for that long...siong! This year we won't be going back to Sg nor travelling so much elsewhere in Europe. Just me and the kids and a lot of plans to frustrate myself with, e.g. toilet-training for Kristin!

Lilian said...

Ahhh toilet-training...those were the days. For big business or small business or is it night-training?

I'm no sun-worshipper, so don't really enjoy summer in Europe. It gets even hotter than Singapore. And most houses have no airconditioning so there's no escaping from the heat. Back in London, I'd fill up the bath-tub with cold water and soak the boys in there a few times a day cos it'd get sooooo hot! We were on the top floor, so it was really like oven.

bACk in GERMANY said...

Hey, your bath-tub soak sounds great now that the days are getting hotter. You know, my kids like to take a bath so much that I have to limit them to one bath per week, i.e. either Sat or Sun.

For small business... so far today one wet panty out in the park. Training closed in the evening... seems like she's taken an interest to try since another girl is being trained right now.

Lilian said...

Yeah, my kids love 'bubble bath' too, always begging for it.

Toilet-training was such a major part of our lives when the kids were tots, but for the life of me, I can't remember at all how the boys learnt to be dry. Anecdotally, I find boys are easier to toilet-trained than girls. Is that true for you?

breve1970 said...

I 've got an idea!y don't U let your neighbour take care of it when u go overseas, then when u come home, u take it back!!!!!!!

Lilian said...

Good suggestion...too bad these peas are now long deceased.

breve1970 said...

Sorry Lilian... the comment was Hannah. Wonder if she knew what the word "desceased" mean. Will ask her.

Will tell her to leave her name when she next writes a comment on her blog so that you will know whether its the mum or the daughter. LOL. Hee.

We are off to Bintan this Sun till next thurs.