I went outside while Andrew was sleeping to check how my other babies were doing and I noticed the scarlet runner bean’s root almost 2 inches OUT of the egg carton. It had broken through and was searching for more space. The other scarlet runner bean had placed it’s roots inside another egg cell.
Uhhh… I definitely had not anticipated for this to happen.. so soon! Actually, to be quite honest, I hadn’t even anticipated for this to happen, at all.
I could either:
- Transplant them into the garden, where they will live out their season or
- Transplant them into another smaller container until they grow bigger, then transplant them again
Let me assure you, I am by no means a master gardener… or even a novice. I am the at the beginning of the beginner status, like I haven’t even finished the word “beginner.” I’m probably at the “beginn…” stage.
Anyway so I threw the idea back and forth in my head and decided to go with what I thought was the most logical solution. Since the scarlet beans are pretty big (close to 6 inches tall already) I decided to transplant them, egg carton and all, into my jerry-rigged garden bed. They fit in pretty nicely, I do have to say.
I checked all my other plants and the lemon cucumbers were in borderline desperate need of transplanting and so were the sugar snap peas. I decided to transplant three quarters of the lemon cucumber seedlings in the smaller containers and the other quarter in the garden. This way I would hopefully turn out with lemon cucumbers regardless if one idea did not turn out so good.
I got excited as I was transplanting the lemon cucumbers because I got a whiff of their unique smell… yuuummmm. The lemon cukes are what I am I looking forward to.
I left the sugar snap peas in their containers and will give them another day or so to get strong and then I’ll transplant them into the garden bed.
As I was doing my last investigation of how every one else was, I noticed a few yellow strawberries had germinated and even a sunflower was starting to poke out!
I’m crossing my fingers that I made the right decision in transplanting them and hope to see them flourish in their new homes!