Just to be Clear…

… I am not, repeat not, praying for rain

But I am considering issuing my seedlings with pickaxes to help them break out of the ground

(Picture shows one of my pioneer parsnip seedlings, which have finally started to emerge, having been chitted and planted early in March )

Oh and before you suggest watering them, that is after I’d watered … the soil around here just isn’t designed to dry out.

8 Responses to Just to be Clear…

  1. Helen says:

    Are you sure it is a parsnip seedling? Looks amazingly similar to the sycamore seedlings I spend my life pulling out…

  2. Jo says:

    Dangerous words!

    *passes umbrella and wellingtons*

  3. Mikeachim says:

    Pickaxes I’m happy with. Tiny, tiny little seed-sized pneumatic drills. Clorophyll-powered dynamite. I’m happy for any of this to happen, no matter the long-term consequences when the environment revolts against humanity.

    But we’re not having any of that rain.

    No siree.

    Not after 6 months of waiting for the sun to come out.

    I hope I have made my philosophical case perfectly clear, here. The outlook is, and will be, sunny.

    *departs with distinct air of finality*

  4. disgruntled says:

    Helen – it’s a question of scale. Also the fact that there’s 20,000,000 sycamore seedlings and only about 3 parsnip ones
    Jo – shhhh. They may not have heard me
    Mike – thanks. I think. You know you taunt the weather gods at your peril

  5. Andy in Germany says:

    I don’t mind you praying for rain either- just make sure it’s known to the clouds that you want it there and not in South Germany…

  6. Nick says:

    Hmm, looks a bit like the surface of the moon – but I suppose that’s Scotland for you.

  7. NO MORE RAIN PLEASE. And while you’re at it, please could we stop having snow now, and frosts, and gales and – oh soddit – let’s just say WE WANT SUMMER!

  8. disgruntled says:

    I think you may be overestimating my influence with the Weather Gods here…

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