The most exciting part is when the first green buds peak out of the dirt.
It's so fun to search the dirt each night and each morning tiny for specks of green.
I planted lettuce for micro and baby greens, a tiny pot of marigolds, cosmos, zinnias, and poppies.
The exciting news of this week is that the first true leaves are starting to sprout!
Isn't that first plant with the brown husk interesting? That shell is actually the seed that I put in the dirt. It's like the plant grows backwards at first. The first cotyledons slowly slips out of the shell, then the husk clings on to the remaining cotyledon until it is finally flung off. I wish I could tell you with certainty which flower it is (cosmos?), but I don't label anything when I plant. I think it make things more interesting and exciting later on.
By far, the flowers are growing much more quickly than the vegetables. And guess what? I just placed a big seed order. Striped beets and purple carrots are on their way.