Seeing the first sprouts from my little starters is so exciting. It doesn’t feel like planting time yet because it’s still cool out most days, yet there they are. At first, they are prayerful, bowed over with folded hands, then, in what feels like minutes, their hands go up and two little green leaves seem to be giving you that peaceful newborn baby stare. I see potential for great things!!

Leo, of course, quickly pulled two sprouts, but I think I saved at least one. And, though we’ve had all but 1 or 2 of the tomatoes germinate, none of the cherry bell peppers have sprouted yet.

I also started the rest of our peppers today — red knight, apple peppers, banana/wax, early jalepeno, and some jalepeno seeds we saved from last year.