The idea of any seed is thrilling, a potent, compact repository of dormant life waiting for the gardener’s whim and the forces of nature to spring into existence, wax large, and reproduce.
Joe Eck & Wayne Winterrowd in Living Seasonally: The Kitchen Garden and the Table at North Hill
Sometimes when I look at a tiny seed I’m amazed by what it will turn into. When you open up that seed packet and take out the tomato seed in February you can see your harvest basket brimming with ripe tomatoes in August. This tiny seed will grow up and produce food for your table and nourishment for your soul.
Those onions seeds I planted earlier this week started popping up on Friday, not bad since they were seeded on Tuesday. I’ll give all the credit to my seedling heating mat, worth it’s weight in gold in my cold house!
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