Saturday, March 31, 2007

Day 12
Most of the plants that came up in the non heated soil have wilted and died but it looks like 3 corn are surviving and 6 peas are holding on. A few little ones are popping up as well. The heated soil also had 4 little corn sprouts this morning in the middle of the towering stalks. The peas in the heated soil are starting to produce their itty bitty vines so I am going to have to seperate them very soon!

Friday, March 30, 2007

Day 11
The peas and corn in the non-heated soil are starting to wilt. I can’t figure out why. I am still keeping their soil moist, they have a window with plenty of sunshine bathing them everyday. I don’t understand what is happening. The heated soil plants look like they need to be transplanted. If it wasn’t so cold here in Colorado I would plant them in the ground.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Day 10
Still no more wilting plants in the heated soil but the corn are starting to lay down. It is quiet funny looking. Like they got to tall to hold themselves up. They aren’t getting soft or turning brown like the other ones that wilted, but they are laying down on the ground as if too heavy to stand up. The peas are just as straight and tall as little aspen trees. The non-heated soil has produced 4 more corn sprouts and 6 more peas. The peas and corn are still about the same height as each other, almost a ½ inch tall.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Day 9
I turned the heating pad back on this morning and so far, no more wilted plants in the heated soil. There are 5 corn that popped up last night in the non-heated soil! That is great, but they still look so puny compared to the heated soil plants. They also are not growing nearly as quickly. The corn in the heated soil container are 7 inches tall now and the peas are about 6 to 6 ½ inches tall. They seem real sturdy and have developed cute little leaves. So far the peas in the non-heated soil are only about ¼ inch tall, and the corn are about the same.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Day 8
There are 3 more peas that have popped up from the non-heated soil for a total of 9 and no more corn have popped up yet so there is still only 3 of those. The heated plants look much stronger than the non-heated and no more have wilted so far. I was thinking of maybe turning the heating pad off at night so the soil can cool down like it does at night outside. I am going to try that tonight.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Day 7
Ok there are several more sprouts from the non-heated soil. There are 6 total peas and 3 corn that have popped up. The bad news is that some of the plants from the heated soil are wilting. I am not sure what is going on. I am watering them the same as I have been but they are wilting anyway. 2 corn stalks that were at least 5 inches tall are now on their sides looking very sad.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Day 6
Hey! Finally a sprout from the non-heated soil!! There are just 3 but they are there! All three of them are peas. The heated ones look like they were planted a week or two before the non-heated ones. They are now 4 inches tall, and I can’t tell the difference between the ones that popped up the second day and the ones that popped up after that. There are no new ones popping up though, so it looks like out of the 36 peas and 24 corn only 28 peas and 13 corn came up.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Day 5
Still nothing from the non heated plants, but the heated ones are growing like weeds. The ones from day 2 are 2 ½ inches tall! I am not even kidding! 2 ½ inches!! Can you believe that?! The ones that popped up on day 3 are right behind them and soon I’m not going to be able to tell them from each other. I am still watering twice a day the heated soil and every other day the non heated soil. I keep looking for the ones in the non heated soil to pop up.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Day 4
Ok, now the plants that popped up on day 2 are over an inch tall!!! There are 7 more peas that popped up and 2 more corn. There is still nothing from the container with the non heated soil. This is so crazy, I can’t believe it! What I have noticed is that the heated soil needs to be watered twice a day while I have only had to water the non heated soil twice since I started the experiment.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Day 3
Oh my gosh! You are never going to believe this but more seeds are popping up! The ones that were here yesterday are about a half inch tall and ones that weren’t here are popping up like crazy! I counted the little seedlings and there are 21 peas out of the 36 I planted and 11 corn out of the 24 planted.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Day 2-
Ok, I know you guys are going to think I am crazy but the seeds in the box with the heater are already popping up!! I am not even kidding, I can see little green sprouts coming out of the soil! This is crazy, the germination on these seed is 7-10 days and it is only day 2!!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Day 1-
There is nothing out of the ordinary happening. I noticed that the container on the heating pad needs to be watered again. The heat must be causing the water to evaporate. Nothing is happening in either container. I am watering the heated soil again, but the one without the heater is still moist.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Ok, just posting to let you all know that I planted 36 pea seeds and 24 corn seeds in a container and put it on one of the water bed heaters I got from the garage sale. I put the temperature at 70 degrees and watered the soil. I planted 36 more pea seeds and 24 more corn seeds in another container right next to the one on the heater and watered the soil. We will have to see what happens….

Saturday, March 17, 2007

I did it, I went back and got that water bed and heater. I asked her if she had any more heaters and she found two more in her garage. I got the whole box of them plus the useless waterbed for $1. Can you believe that?! I am going to set these up and see if they will work. They have temperature gauges so the soil can stay at a steady temperature. This should be a fun experiment!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Ok, I was just at a garage sale down the road and the woman was selling a waterbed with the heater. I was thinking.... can a water bed heater work for a plant warmer? You know those real expensive heating pads they make for starting seeds. I wonder if I should have bought it and tried it out. Hmmm....