Time to plant some seeds!

March 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

It’s seed-planting time in our household. We have been gardening since October of 2009, and are learning more each season.

The first season, we chose seeds based on what we wanted to eat (including some sun and warm-weather-loving crops such as eggplants), threw them into the ground, and waited. We didn’t know what the plants would look like when they came up. Only a few sad scrawny plants were able to fight their way through the tangle of weeds.

J and I built several 3″ and 6″ seedling flats last year. Last weekend, J planted brussel sprouts, kale, broccoli, nappa cabbage, tomatoes, celery, and onions in 3″ flats. We mist the soil a couple times a day to keep them moist, and keep them on a warm germination mat until they sprout. Here are our onions starting to sprout:

We also had a special seed-planting time with the little m. She carefully decorated some small milk cartons for her sunflowers.

She’s been so excited watching her sunflowers start to spring up.

I’m looking forward to watching little m as she tends her flower patch this spring. She has already started coming out to water the plants with me. Love.

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