garden link upI’m feeling a bit under the weather today. It appears I’ve gotten a bit of Mack’s wonderful cold…and although I’m not nearly as bad off as she was (or even as Stefan is) it’s just a house full of sniffles, sneezes, coughs and mucus. Anyone wanna come by for dinner? 😉

One of the bright points in my days right now, since the weather has gotten chilly and grey for a few days, is walking through the kitchen and glancing at what has popped up in the sprouting trays. There are definitely already some signs of life…although I’m sure they would appreciate just a bit more sun right now (and so would I). 😉

The tomato seeds are already showing signs of life and quite a few different types have opened up in the last day or so. Grape tomatoes from a friend of ours, Black Krim, Big Rainbow, Oxheart and Sacher chocolate tomatoes have all at least begun to show themselves through the dirt. I’ve even had to cull a few of the grape tomato plants already because they were so tiny that I ended up with quite a few of them in each hole.

Tomato seedlings for tiny grape tomatoes, which we got from our neighbors

In the bean department, the Clemson stringless green beans are sprouting but nothing yet from the sugar beans. This is the first time in a couple of years that we’ve grown beans, so we’ll see how they do.

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There are also spaghetti squash and okra seeds peaking out. I actually grabbed the spaghetti seeds out of a squash I bought at REWE, so I’m hoping that nothing goes haywire with them.

And the last thing showing life are the red cabbage seedlings, and they’re actually doing nearly as well as the tomatoes.

I love how the little red cabbage seedlings look like tiny butterflies right now.

Nothing yet from any of the peppers, but they might be waiting for warmer, sunnier days again.

What are you up to in your garden?


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  • You are free to join the Garden Life link up at any time. You can also skip a few weeks and then come back. It’s entirely up to you.
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