Last monday I planted seeds. On friday, several started sprouting! This year we got started earlier, and planted more variety than last year. Three types of tomato, four types of peppers, peas, beans, cucumbers, cantaloupe, tomatillos, three types of squash and corn. Yup, we're those weirdo suburbanites who grow corn in their front yard. That and the six types of hops which will grow upwards of twenty feet. We're planting those in the side of the yard and training them to grow to the roof. And don't forget the apple tree. Thank goodness I found out about Give What You Grow, a program that encourages home gardeners to donate their excesses to local food banks.
After I got done snapping photos of my sprouts, I noticed the fine beads of condensation on the lids for my green houses. I set my aperture as low as it would go and started snapping away. It almost looked like a million little diamonds. The day was simply full of gifts.