Getting off to slow start here and nervous
Like many, we had a long, cold winter (in Maine). I lost just about everything in a pot, which is no great surprise, considering that I did squat to protect them. Bad. The handful of potted survivors could all be renamed H. Shrinky Dink because they are severely miniaturized versions of their former selves. Bad, bad. I guess it was nature's way of telling me I was really and truly out of room in the garden.
So then everything else in the garden seems fine...I think. I just feel like things are way behind schedule and just creeping slowly along, despite the nice weather. Some are starting to unfurl, but most are just eyes. I find myself walking around obsessing that the leaves of the unfurled ones are smaller than last year, or that the plant doesn't seem as tall as it should be. I find myself trying to scrounge up early pics from last year to compare....futile, and I'm driving myself crazy fretting. Someone tell me it will all be ok. Anyone else feel like they are getting a really slow start?
Also, for the shrinky dinks, what would you do to start nursing those back to health. Is fertilizer a no no because they are stressed?