My pea seedlings have taken on a life of their own. I planted these a week ago and they are already several inches tall! At the rate they are going they will be bounding up through our basement ceiling and reaching for the roofline! They remind of how I tend to go a bit over board with whatever I happened to be interested in at the time. Whether it's a hobby or work, I get so obsessed with whatever I'm doing that I spend way too much time and money at the expense of everything else. Take my current interest in sprouting seeds for my veggie garden. I couldn't sow just a few seeds in a recycled container by a sunny window.... no that would be way too easy. Instead I wanted a primo grow unit with metal shelving, 2 light fixtures for each shelf (yes that's a total of 12 bulbs!) and heating pads.
So now I've got 6 flats of seedlings (with a variety of lettuce, tomatoes, eggplant, spinach, broccoli, broccoli raab, swiss chard, basil, parsely, snap peas, and shelling peas) that are all doing fabulously.
When I sowed the seeds I was afraid that this being my first time sowing indoors that only a few would sprout.
But given the wonderful head start I've given these seeds, I'm looking at about a 95% germination rate! I'm thrilled with the results, but now what am I going to do with all these seedlings?