Monday, March 23, 2009

Sprouts

How exciting! I saw the first pea sprouts today.
The tiny round leaves are folded together like hands folded in prayer.



The first of my peat pots also show signs of life.
Six Hollyhock sprouts
are sticking their pale necks out of the dark moss
with two green leaves opened in praise to the Creator.

2 comments:

Lynnea said...

the tiny sprouts are always the best. I just noticed that my radishes had sprouted over the course of the last week. I actually jumped back in surprise when I tilted the pot down so I could see inside. I didn't expect anything to have grown but it looked like a weed patch because so many radishes had sprouted. I may have planted too many seeds.

Ray n Clare said...

Lunette,

I just discovered this blog of yours! We have a garden too. We started it in early January to try and beat the heat. The heat hasn't gotten bad yet, so I hope everything is established enough to make it through. Your suggestion about worm castings sounded great, but I don't think I can find them anywhere here:( We have in our garden: tomatoes (regular and cherry), asparagus, sunflowers, corn, rhubarb, pumpkins, dill, mint, and shallots. Be sure to let me know if you have any gardening tips. We are putting on manure every once in a while.