Only a gardener would truly appreciate all of those things because taken in a broad view, the yard and garden are an unholy muddy mess. It is all I can do to not go traipsing about trying to neaten things up.
|Seeds—foxglove on the left in soil blocks and sweet peas on the right—are on a heat mat in the office. Foxglove seeds need light to germinate, which is why they are upstairs. I have two more trays of sweet peas on a heat mat in the basement as well.|
Inside, I have been tending the first seeds of the year. I sowed sweet peas and foxglove ‘Dalmation Peach’ last weekend, which was a week later than I wanted to. These first seeds are always nerve wracking for me. Even though I do the same thing I have done in previous years, I always worry that perhaps I’ve done something wrong, or something bad may have happened to the seed. I won’t rest easy until I start to see some germination, and that shouldn’t be until the middle of next week at the earliest.
As I look at my little pots and tiny bricks of soil, seemingly doing nothing other than occupying space, it is amazing to me to think that soon I will have a room full of seedlings doing a good job of crowding out the humans.
I can’t wait.
Are you experiencing amazing weather right now? It seems like all over the country spring is springing.
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