Alright folks, place your bets on the grid size (e.g. 2x2). Everyone who gets it right will get a post-it note drawing of your choosing. Bonus guess to number of saplings sprouted will be drawn on a regular sized sheet.
On the off chance anyone cares, keep guesses to this comment. I’ll make a separate thread for the requests/drawings.
And the grid is 7x3! Which out of all the four persons who guessed, none got right! @luvche21 was the closest though. Also for @FroodyFrog, the plot is 72" x 120". I should probably measure out the bricks for you, these buildings were probably made before standard was a word. As for the bonus, @sammydog01! So close! 36 seedlings!
So jealous… sunflower planting is on my long list of things to do… we have two or three growing from last year’s seeds though… really weird…
Of course, my husband convinced the kids we planted them all in the wrong direction and this year we should plant the seeds so the flowers face our yard … silly man!
The great thinning has occurred. There are now 21 sunflowers standing. However, using the power of Nostra-starting-this-after-the-fact-us, one of these sunflowers will not survive. Place your bets on which one is the unlucky sapling.
You can identify the sapling by grid location using [x,y] coordinates, origin being upper left. So top row, left most column is [1,1], making bottom row right most column [7,3]. You can also give them names I guess. The prize is the same as before (a post-it note drawing from me of your choosing).
@DrunkCat I’m going with 7,1 on the assumption that as they grow that one will have some sun blockage according to the angle of the shadows. Though I actually think they’ll all make it, 7,1 will be the runt of the litter.
@sammydog01 If it makes you feel any better I initially wrote them down as y,x for some reason too.
edit: double drat, I just realized since I forced a traditional x/y-axis thing, the origin would be better served at the bottom left. I can’t edit the original post anymore so we’ll have to live with it I suppose.
@djslack I was gonna say 3,7 at first too, but I noticed the pole at the corner, that should make it too awkward to step over them too close to the corner, but it puts the next guys in the trample zone.
@hallmike So you’re saying “She’s not pinin’! She’s passed on! This flower is no more! She has ceased to be! She’s expired and gone to meet her maker! She’s a stiff! Bereft of life, she rests in peace! Her metabolic processes are now history! She’s off the twig! She’s kicked the bucket, she’s shuffled off her mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisible!! THIS IS AN EX-SUNFLOWER!!” ?
Ebenezer Scrooge! No one guessed it (but I was super happy someone named it!) If I had to guess, seems like a strong gust of wind just snapped it down.
And to all those who wished death on Lulu, shame on you. After the thinning she had a little bit of trouble growing. While the cotyledons survived, the first foliage leaves withered a little over half way. So instead of putting energy into growing, it was dumping energy into the barely alive first foliage leaves. I plucked those deadbeats off and Lulu should now be able to grow like her siblings.
@DrunkCat - If Lulu had not survived, in honor of your garden, I was planning to request a post-it portrait of a slug. Maybe you could post one here for everyone who participated?
(Sort of a participation trophy?)
So uh… My attempt at triaging 1,5 and George are uh… Well it doesn’t seem to be going too good. Let’s see if 1,6 can pull through.
For better context because I’ve been slacking, the wind snapped George and 1,5 near the base. I tried doing the thing with two pieces of wood to “set it” back in place but you can see how well that’s going. 1,6 was just cleanly uprooted by the wind, so it’s still intact.
As @sammydog01 requested, I’ve ended it before the first beheading. Thanks for everyone who participated. And by that I mean, thanks @RiotDemon and @Sammydog01 for sticking to it all the way to the end.