May 18, 2012 § 3 Comments
How satisfying. Little seeds becoming plants!
The rain gave up a bit this evening, and I took the opportunity to walk through the garden to check on my new bush beans and cucumbers. The cool, wet grass between my toes was so refreshing, and I couldn’t wait to see how the little seedlings were coming along with all of this nice rain. I was thrilled to find them looking like actual little tiny plants!
When I first planted the seeds, I was worried that nothing would germinate. The birds that have become enamored the feeder I put out on our patio dug up a few bean and cucumber seeds the day after I planted them. But, I relocated the planters and four to five days after planting the seeds, I saw sprouts shoot up! They’re growing so fast I can hardly believe it.
I chose bush beans and bush cucumbers because I didn’t feel like dealing with a trellis. At least not right now. Soon, I’ll have to go vertical with my gardening because I’ll have no more space! But for now, I’m sticking to container gardening for my summer veggies.
I chose seeds from Territorial Seed Company, thanks to my mom and her expertise! We went in on some seeds together and split the packs. I threw some zinnia seeds in the ground a few weeks ago and they’ve sprouted as well. This is my first adult experience with seeds, and I must say it’s fun!
Here are some photos of the seedlings, and their progress.
Can’t wait for fresh veggies!