I posted my garden plans a few weeks ago and I had big plans. Of the plants I started from seed and planted in the garden I lost all but ONE. That is right, this lone basil plant was the only survivor. All the tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, corn and everything else did not survive the transplanting process. The basil plant was much larger than anything else I transplanted, since I moved it from my indoor AeroGarden , and Iâ€™m sure that is why it survived. I donâ€™t know what I did wrong, but clearly there was some problem. So I had to head out to the local garden center and buy plants, after the stock had been completely picked over by everyone who didnâ€™t waste their time trying to start their own.
I didnâ€™t get everything I wanted, for example they didnâ€™t have any purple eggplant left. So I planted white eggplant, which is ok I guess, although I donâ€™t think I have ever eaten it. They had some interesting varieties of tomatoes, so in addition to Early Girl and Sweet 100, which I know I love, I also got Green Zebra and White Cherry tomatoes. In the end I will have more variety, but it is still annoying to spend all that time growing the seedlings and have them die. The new plants are doing well, despite the late start. The cucumbers plants are huge, and I already have some tomatoes on the tomato plants.
Any ideas what I did wrong? All I can think of is that I didnâ€™t harden off the seedlings well enough. I have planted out seedlings many times before and never had them all die on me!