Really long day at work today.
I got to work today to count some germinated rice seeds.
Rice grows best if its put into water to sprout before planted in dirt.
My lab puts the rice seeds into petri dishes in an incubator and waits a week before transfering them into pots at the greenhouse.
I checked to see which seeds had germinated in the incubator and two out of the hundred I put there last week had failed to germinate.
I redid those two for next week, then I set out for the greenhouse.
I wasn’t planting those germinated seeds yet though. First, I collected seeds from one of our older crops of plants.
Then I came back to drop of the collected seeds and grab the germinated seeds.
I went out to a different greenhouse in a fenced in area.
I’d set up the pots to plant them in earlier this week, but the watering system hadn’t been set up for them.
I don’t know how to set it up, so I called my boss and he sent over someone to help me with it.
He helped me put it together and taught me how to set up the dripper water system myself next time.
I realized I’d forgotten to bring labels for my plants, so I asked that guy to go bring them for me.
I started planting the rice and he came back later with some labels, but they were the wrong ones.
I apologized for not being specific enough about which labels I needed and sent him back to get the right ones.
He found them and brought them back around 5.
I stayed there until about 6 to finish planting all the seeds.
The gates for the fence around the greenhouses close at 5.
I called my boss for the combination on the gate lock, but my cell reception was bad and he kept cutting out.
I ending up lifting my bike over the 7 foot fence and then climbing over after it.
I got home with my back side covered in water from carrying the germinated seeds around in their petri dishes full of water and extremely tired from working in greenhouses for about 6 hours.
Gonna sleep like a log tonight.