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Post  Weedless_ on 4/10/2013, 5:09 pm

Ok, I's been a long time since I made a rookie mistake like this, but I was going to harden off my seedlings, and after setting them outside, forgot about them for several hours in our newly introduced scorching heat.
Now I have more than half of my tomatoes dead, and all of my peppers and eggplants dead. Well done, Ms Moron.
I am so mad, I could eat a garden stake right now!

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Post  CapeCoddess on 4/10/2013, 5:22 pm

Oooohhhh...ouch! Sad

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Post  southern gardener on 4/10/2013, 5:28 pm

oh man....sorry Sad Sad Sad Sad That's terrible. We had lots of seedlings up and growing, and birds got under the chicken wire, the bird wire, red/silver tape that's supposed to "scare" birds and proceeded to uproot all our seedlings. So frustrating. Hope you have better luck next time......

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Post  CindiLou on 4/10/2013, 10:46 pm

Oh No! I hate when that happens!

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Post  quiltbea on 4/10/2013, 11:47 pm

Oh, Weedless, how sad. Sad That's something I would do these days but now I have a wind-up alarm clock and I set it when the plants go out. When that thing starts clanging, I know its time to check the plants and move them to shade or bring back inside.

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Post  Kelejan on 4/11/2013, 12:34 am

Weedless, you must know how we all feel so sad for you. It could happen to any of us.
I have to set a timer when I have something to remember. I have had too many kettles and pans steam away to dryness. Very Happy

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Post  yolos on 4/11/2013, 6:09 am

@Kelejan wrote:I have to set a timer when I have something to remember. I have had too many kettles and pans steam away to dryness. Very Happy
I have to set a timer also, but then when it buzzes I can't remember why I set the timer. Sometimes I have to leave myself a note telling me why I set the timer. thinking

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Post  plantoid on 4/11/2013, 7:14 am

It looks like I'm in the same club as you guys.

Can those of us that are .....claim Seniors allowances ??

At Easter I forgot to put water in the electric kettle and switched it on whilst we were out in the caravan .. went to the site abolutions block had a shower , came back and smelt this awful smell , noticed an orange glow in the kettle ....Whoops ....the element was glowing bright orange like an electric fire .


Thankfully no fire , I flicked it switch to offf and let it cool . When it was cold I did a simple insulation check with my tool kits multimeter , filled the kettle with water and boiled it up without mishap, as no leaks showed I assume it's OK .

A few weeks ago I left two trays of seedlings ( app 65 seed tube worth ) under the UV lights on the hot bed and forgot them for 10 days or so ..... how the compost heap loves me.

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Post  sfg4uKim on 4/11/2013, 8:14 am

Weedless . . . I feel your pain.

I lost a couple dozen tomato seedlings the other day. AND they were supposed to be for a special class I am teaching in a couple weeks! Embarassed

Hope they like lettuce!

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Post  HillbillyBob on 4/11/2013, 8:23 am

Sorry to hear that but I bet you learn a lesson you won't forget soon Sad Rolling Eyes pale cherry

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Post  littlesapphire on 4/11/2013, 8:57 am

Awww Sad I'm sorry to hear that. That's always so frustrating. I managed to give my toms and peppers some serious sun scald last year, and I thought they were goners. But with a little love, they came right back to life and gave me lots of produce.

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Post  Tris on 4/11/2013, 10:05 am

I cheated and bought seedlings from Home Depot, already hardened off and used to the weather. At $2 a plant they were more than seeds, obviously, but well worth it to a newb like me Laughing maybe an idea to save this years crop?

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Post  landarch on 4/11/2013, 10:09 am

check Craigslist for seedlings as well...there are several people around my area that sold seedlings roadside or farmers market for around $1 per plant last year.

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Post  HillbillyBob on 4/11/2013, 10:10 am

No harm in buying a few, somebody has to keep Bonnie in business Laughing Laughing

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Post  Hoggar on 4/11/2013, 12:25 pm

Weedless, Sorry to hear about your seedlings but if your up for a drive I found this...
Dothan Area Botanical Garden Spring plant sale!
FEATURING: Perennials, Annuals, Vegetables, Fruits, Shrubs, Trees, Succulents, Hanging Baskets, House Plants and Tropicals, Ground covers, Vines & Grasses, and Bulbs, Tubers & Rhizomes . ~Plant information and soil test kits will be available.~

Friday, April 12th, 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, April 13th, 9:00am to 2:00pm

I realize that may be a long drive for the eastern folks but here in the west that's just a jaunt. Very Happy

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