Call it 'cheap thrills' but I love growing plants from seed. Now I know that a couple of postings ago I was complaining about my capacity for impatience, but I'm not completely bereft of patient waiting genes, and seed-raising is one of the better uses of patience in this plant filled world where I like to spend so much time. Besides, watching seeds come up provides lots of cheap thrills, especially when they come up overnight and you wander outside and there's a new facing smiling up at you from their pot or patch of ground.
|Looking remarkably like oregano babies at this very|
first stage of life, this is corn salad.
|Chervil seeds come up thin and spindly, only to turn|
into lacy, delicate little things a bit like parsley. The
lesson here is don't let plant babies fool you!
Seeds put you so close to the full cycle of life of plants. I couldn't possibly be a gardener without growing at least some plants from seed.
Some bloggers have a wonderful, inspiring mastery of seed-sowing and growing, and to point you in an interesting direction, if you haven't visited Michelle's blog called From Seed to Table, that would be an inspirational (and very informative) place to start.