In this box, I'm growing heritage seedlings of peas and beans, (thanks Rebsie!) and several varieties of sunflowers and cabbages. They were all coming along quite nicely. I put the box outside every day to give them sunshine and outdoor life. In the evening, I put them back inside.
So today I did the same, and the weather played a nasty April Fool on me and the seedlings. The wind became so fierce, it blew the whole box upsidedown, dumped all the dirt and seedlings on the grass, and blew the little pots all over my garden and the street. The wind also blew over my recycle bin, and paper, bottles and cans were rolling and blowing everywhere. So, I ignored all the recycle stuff for the moment, and tried saving all the seedling strait away, scooping them up and rushing them inside to lay on my dining table.
I hope I got everything, here's what was left in the grass, hopefully that's only the potting soil. So then I rushed all over the neighborhood, collecting all the recycle junk, hope I got it all. Back inside, I spent my lunch hour re-potting all the seedlings. Unfortunately, all the labels were dumped as well, and now I have no idea what's what anymore. I think I can tell the red cabbage from the green. All the sunflowers are different sizes, so no idea which are tall and which are short.
And worst is that I don't know which is what from all the beans and peas. Most of them stayed in their group, so I'm sure each pot is now holding the same variety. Maybe when they grow bigger, I will see the difference.
And I ended up with several extra pots.. hmm..
Well, thankfully, all seedlings look ok still. Nothing looks wilted yet, so it's not a total disaster. I'll still eat peas, beans and cabbages this summer.