It’s always a gratifying surprise to watch seedlings come up, each shoot the embodiment of optimism. These Aprile pomodorini seedlings are from seeds saved last fall.
Differing germination rates for fennel and leeks: the Finale fennel (top left) germinated before the Perfection (bottom left); the King Richard leeks (top right) before the King Sieg (bottom right).
Fennel, leeks and tomatos seedlings (left), the celeriac not yet showing; Finale fennel seedlings (right).
King Richard seedlings (left); King Sieg seedlings (right).
I love watching seeds germinate – particulary at the end of winter, I think the fact thats its cold makes the process more amazing and also exciting as it heralds spring.
The bare pots look so unpromising, I’m always amazed at how much life is contained in a seed.
Very cute looking seedlings… can I have some? ;)
Mine has yet to germinate…
I shouldn’t be, but am always surprised that they germinate when the seed packets say they will!
I’ve been watching my seedlings pop into life this week-the beans in particular I swear you can almost see growing right before your eyes!!
It’s still a mystery to me how it all happens, from seed to full-grown plant, and back to seed again…