I have a nice shaded area off the deck where I have a few flats of 4″ pot where I start seeds.
This particular flat has been there for quite a while (well over a month, maybe more like two months). Several of the seeds never sprouted and the flat has just sat there. Originally I started with many 4″ pots of hollyhock seed, one sprouted and has been transplanted out in the garden long ago. I also potted up a few seeds I collected from a vine I found on a fence in downtown San Antonio and there were a few ground cherry seedlings I transplanted in there too. My mystery vine never sprouted, the ground cherry’s never really grew until recently. I still hit this flat with the hose now and then (not very consistently after several weeks of nothing sprouting) thinking something may still sprout and just last week another hollyock sprouted.
I was watering this silly flat the other day, suddenly I detected movement in one of the pots.
Do you see what I see?
I sprouted a toad. I don’t remember planting toad seeds.
Mr. Toad has found the prime spot. I went out there yesterday to check on him, but he wasn’t in his little 4″ house. I put a big saucer of water near the flat for him and moisted his 4″ house down for his return home.
Last night I peaked again and found him burrowed back into his 4″ house looking all happy with that big smile on his face.
I guess that flat will sit there a bit longer now. That’s alright, maybe another hollyhock will sprout, or one of my mystery vine seeds. I guess I will reseed a few of the pots and see what happens now that I will be regularly watering Mr. Toads 4″ pot. I figure since I grew a toad, maybe I will better luck the second time around with the mystery vine and a few more seeds.