Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Seed Starting: Miracles Abound

I know it may be kind of hokey and un-farmer-y of me, but I just can't get over seeds. It's just so miraculous to me that a little bitty seed can grow into a seedling, then a big plant... then give pounds and pounds of food!

Our seed starting system is by no means perfect, and we struggle with keeping the soil at the ideal temperature, so we start early to give ourselves some leeway. Our seeds were started in mid-February, and after some setbacks they've finally popped up out of the soil.

We have tomato, pepper, and eggplant seedlings -- a few hundred, with more to come! Our squash, cucumber, and herb seeds will start their lives in mid-March.

Even though we may get more snow, it's growing season inside our little greenhouse!

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