Our life living off the land in our log cabin, breathing fresh mountain air, and getting back to basics.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Germination in the Garden Has Begun!!!

I am so excited, last evening I discovered our zucchini has begun sprouting, sooner than germination was anticipated (by that I mean the expected length of time it will take for a particular seed to germinate)!  It is so cool to see the sprouts emerging from the soil!

The hakurei turnips have also germinated, on schedule, and we have LOTS of them showing themselves now, this is just a few.  We will definitely have to thin these out some.

And the bush beans, well one so far, has germinated, also on schedule, so I expect to see many more tomorrow...I wish I had a time-lapse camera to capture this sprouting, it looks so magnificent!

Later today I went back to the garden to see if I could get a picture of the row of turnips, and to my delight, I found more things had germinated...

I believe at least one mache seed has germinated (this is my educated guess as to what it is, being that it is in the right area of the mache seeds we planted, though not exactly in the row...maybe a rogue seed :) ...

...several salsify broke ground, if you look closely in the left bottom corner, you can see it looks like the seed pushed the soil right out of its way!...

...more zucchini have sprouted and everything I saw this morning had grown far more than I expected in the short time since I saw it this morning; if you compare this to the first zucchini photo above, you will see how it began with the two leaves unfolding together, and now, they have opened up on opposing sides of the stem...

...and here is the row of hakurei turnips...


I also then discovered today, that the additional spinach and lettuce seeds we planted in our square foot garden box #3 had also sprouted!

Today has been a great day of germination:)  I am so excited to see what new sprouts will be poking their little selves out of the soil each day!  I am finding myself feeling strongly maternal toward these seedlings, with a similar sense of joy and anticipation of what will come next, all the while realizing how quickly things are happening...I feel very fortunate that I have the opportunity to experience and enjoy each and every moment.

In closing, I leave you with three pretty flowers, the first and second are wild flowers and the third a double azalea, all in our front yard.




LIFE IS GOOD!

Thank you for reading my blog, see you tomorrow,
Lise

2 comments:

Mamabug said...

It always thrills me to see those little green shoots poking up through the dirt. Beautiful flowers too! That first one is gorgeous!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Funny, I made two trips to the back garden today to see the Okra budding!
It's great to see the works of your labor.