Many of the seedlings have emerged and are reaching towards that yellow ball of fire in the sky. What a miracle it is – every time – to see fresh new life emerge from a dry seed. Look at what’s coming up:
Zucchini sprouts - Black Beauty variety
Cucumber sprouts - Straight Eight variety
Danvers Half-Long carrot sprouts - the first of many
An eager sunflower wearing a helmet?
More sunflower sprouts
Squash sprouting - heirloom Yellow Crookneck variety. Looks like a lima bean.
In addition to the new seedlings, there is exciting new life in the garden as well. Dry, withered chive leaves have given room to explosive new shoots. Prostrate rosemary offers up a delicate flower for Spring. Dry thyme branches burst forth with green growth. Oregano continues its crawl without missing a beat. Broccoli ready for harvest. Wildflowers preparing their colorful flowers with a fluffy mass of greens. Lettuce heads crowding together in the dappled light of an old fence. Crinkly spinach leaves unfurling. Yes, Spring is definitely in the air!
Broccoli crown before harvesting
A view of the densely populated wildflower bed
New chives growing
First rosemary flower
Spinach bed 1
Beautiful Red Sail lettuce
Spectacular spreading spearmint!
Lettuce bed with new transplants and sprouts
Another view of the wildflower bed
Spinach bed 2
Broccoli bed (after harvesting first crown)
The marjoram is doing well
New thyme growth
Probably the next crown to be harvested
Lettuce bed 2, also with new transplants
And, last but not least, some of the plants awaiting transplanting inside under lights:
Mexican Mint Marigolds
Ring-O-Fire Cayenne plants
Cal Wonder Orange Bell Peppers
Spinach (bloomsdale variety), verbena and sweet alyssum (back)
Broccoli plant - Calabrese variety