Our sunflowers’ feelings were hurt because Mummy insulted them when commenting on Novice Gardener’s post on her sunflowers. That is a very long sentence.
So they decided to prove they were not 3 inches tall by crowning, and by producing lots of buds along their stem to show their stem is not so short. It’s like The Big Sister who wears heels and hopes it makes her look long-legged and tall.
By the way, golden millionaires and fufus look the same. They both come from Thailand. They must be related.
Remember I told you Novice Gardener had a snailfest? And we had our caterpillarfest?
Guess what they did to our fufu sunflowers? No prizes. But don’t worry. We found two fat gorged caterpillars at the crime scene, so we fed them to our pet. He had a nice snack.
I germinated some of the seeds I bought in Thailand on Saturday afternoon (Novice Gardener sowed hers on Sunday, right after I gave them to her at Sunday School), and 36 hours later, here are the Fufu sunflower (left) and the purple long bean (right) sprouts!
Our teddy bears came out in an army. On one stalk, we had 7 bears. 3 were on top and larger. They tipped over in a storm and I cut them off and put them in a jug on our dining table. My grandaunt complained all day about the pollen and wanted me to throw them away. I did not.
And still on the stalk are 4 smaller bears. Can you spot them?
From the mixed flower seeds from Burpee’s, presenting:
They look so small compared to the sunflowers! By the way the rain beat down my teddy bear sunflowers which maybe are not teddy bears. So I cut off the stalk – it had 3 blooming flowers on it and it is sitting on our table in a jug.
Remember I wrote about the special greenhouse that my Pediatrician brought me from America? It really is a magic greenhouse! And Burpee really told the truth, all their seeds germinated really fast.
Look at how quickly the seedlings sprouted! We sowed the seeds 5 days before this photo was taken. Some of the seeds that sprouted had become so tall (like the mammoth sunflower and the teddy bear sunflower) that we had to transplant them:
The watermelons had to be transplanted too:
Because the plot the watermelons are in is right where my curly hose is, someone keeps bumping the poor sprouts. So we put little cut-off mineral water bottles over them to protect them. Curious Gardener taught me this trick.