I feel like a horrible mother. I did the most horrible sin. I just murdered my children. But the trash can they had to go. (I would compost them but the apartment resident council is against the idea presently.) I need the floor space. I need to have my sink back, my table, and my kitchen countertop. I'm going insane without these. And I have a whole new batch of seedlings growing and other violets that need the water more. I can only water so many plants a day. Many of my other, more spectacular violets are getting neglected, left to dry up. While these?
Please tell me I made the right decision. Tossing two bins of this:
B26 x Woodland Sprite
E30 (and a few others with this leaf shape)
I'll also add that about 20-100 of the seedlings were given away or sold. So not all of them went to the dumpster, but I did have to cull a lot. I want to make way for the Ness Fantasy Gold cross and the new seedlings I'm growing out this year.
Things I won't get to know from this cross:
- If woodland Sprite carried any pink flowering gene (so far all have bloomed blue)
- if woodland sprite or B26 carried the star flower shape (so far I haven't seen any.)
- exactly how many of the close to 300 seedlings survived or would have survived
- some of B26's hidden traits. She died after the cross. i didn't save any backup leaves.
What am I to do with the remaining?
I'm thinking of crossing them with a variegated to get the woodland sprite's traits on a variegated leaf. Anyone find that idea interesting besides me?