So My Plants Flew In Today...
And boy are my arms tired.
No seriously. I never thought it would be this difficult. I rushed home early from work to an overnight package I knew would be waiting. I tear it open and get to planting.
The 9 stems of Hygro were easy enough. The 20 stems of stargrass was also easy enough. The 30 stems of Rotala Indica... apparently my substrate, who I will call Murphy, has imposed a regulation fixing the maximum quota for Rotola at 20 stems. For each additional stem of Rotola above quota inserted into the substrate, Murphy would expel one planted stem of Rotola chosen at his sole discretion. I was told 100% eco-complete would be easily planted, but Murphy made his law, and that was that. My 5 bunches of babytears broke apart during shipment, resulting in 100 or so fragments. Murphy set his babytears quota at 50.
It was now 4 hours later. Dinner was eaten standing up, right after my mad rush to CVS after I realized that needle tweezers might be a good idea. Murphy made a ruling that the maximum size of needle tweezers allowed is 2 inches. CVS obeyed. The tweezers and the packaging and the leather case fit in the palm of my hand.
Over the next two hours, I'm able to use the tweezers to coax Murphy to accept all remaining strands of stargrass and babytears. Maybe it wasn't the tweezers. At this point, I'm not planting as much as I am burying.
It's past midnight, and I breathe a sigh of relief. Then I remember the glosso. The 7 bunches are shedding leaves like crazy. Fortunately, most of the leaves have bits of stem attached, so I wrap my hands, no, my fingers, no, my fingernail tips, no, my aching and sore fingernail tips around my tweezers and plug away.
2:30 AM. Murphy and the 6 remaining bunches of glosso are mocking me. I surrender and flee.
Last edited by Snailpoo; 08-19-2005 at 12:58 PM.