Crisis in the Himalayan poppy pot! When I left for work this morning there were 12 happy little poppy sprouts in this pot and a half dozen or so other tiny ones just emerging. I got home to this! Nevermind, pathetic picture, let me describe it for you. 50% dead sprouts and soil with stuff that looks suspiciously like the blue green algae I used to get in my saltwater tank.
Clearly this stuff is bad. This mean's tonight I need to scrap my bubble bath, chocolate, gardening magazine plans for the delicate task of transplanting a plant that croaks if you frown at it. I have no idea how to tranplant it without also moving the green stuff. Worse news, if the procedure fails, no more seed. I sprouted the whole pack after someone told me that had a 1% germination rate.
Wish me luck. I really really want this plant in my garden. Do you blame me?