Monday, January 24, 2011

Strange bedfellows


Each day when I open my grow chamber I can't help but be amazed at how adaptable plants can be.

The photo above is captioned to illustrate the how different species can adapt and survive in the same conditions. Most of the plants are lettuce, however, the Calceolaria is a florist's plant native to the Chile and Peru, and the Cineraria is a florist's plant native to the Canary Islands.

My growing conditions do not even come close to the growing directions on the seed packages, but the plants are thriving. Plants have been adapting to new conditions since ancient man began to carry seeds with him as he migrated from place to place in search of new hunting grounds.


2 comments:

brendan said...

how many days from seed are these?

admin said...

I am going to have to estimate this batch, as the tag is missing. I would estimate the lettuce being at least four weeks and the two florist's plants at least 8 to 10 weeks or more. The seeds for the calceolaria are almost microscopic, so they take a long long time before you even see anything at all....