Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Growing Season has Begun


We planted seeds on the 28th, 30th and 31st of Jan and a few days ago my Tomato seeds started sprouting. I bought these guys in from the sun room because even though the ground hog didn't see his shadow it's been really cold these past several days. While reading the Indoor Gardeners' post on seed I saw that he mentioned that he had an addiction. I concur. I have a Seed Addiction. It seems like everytime I go somewhere, whether it's Lowe's, walmart or the neighborhood garden store if I see seeds I have to buy something. It amazes me that when you put a seed in soil add moisture and top it off with a little patience, you get these seeds that are lifeless suddenly sprout forward into the world. It's amazing. I can just sit there and stare at the seeds. I know it may seem boring and pointless, but for me it's just so much fun watching seeds grow. My wife thinks I'm nuts, because the most tiniest things amuse me and catch y attention.. So here we are, the growing season has begun and we are off to a good start.

3 comments:

Sue said...

I smiled reading this, because I think most gardeners have this problem with seeds. I have a LARGE tote filled with seeds....but I always manage to find something new. What a wonderful hobby---for a couple of dollars you have the potential to grow amazing things.
Have fun with your planting. I still have a month and a half to wait.........

Lanie at Edible Urban Garden said...

I'm completely with you. I am constantly amazed when I pick say, a zucchini that this grew as a result of me, soil, water and sun. You've now inspired me to plant some seeds today. The PhD work will have to wait (again).

ATW said...

Sue- I didn't realize I had an addiction until I purchased every seed imaginable and then when im in the stores, Im like, "ohh cool more squash!!" I can't get enough.


Lanie- HAHA!! Your a seed watcher to? I spent the better part of this evening looking at dirt for any more sign of growing seeds. And I found one sprout!! of a pineapple tomatoe plant seed that is now starting to grow. I need a life, for real:)