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It’s nearly April. I can’t believe it! Wasn’t it just yesterday that it was the end of February? Now it’s finally warming up, and all the world is anew with life. Especially my grandparents’ house.

Every year they host all our new little seedlings that we’ve planted. We improve our methods each year, and this year all the trays of sprouts are sitting on bread racks under growing lights. I’m not sure whether its the lights or the fish fertilizer (note: organic) they spray, but our sprouts grow awfully quickly.

About two weeks ago, I started our flower seedlings. This year we’re FINALLY having a flower garden, and fifty feet of it! We’re planting sunflowers, poppies (my favorites!), cornflowers, carnations, snapdragons, bells of ireland, and a few more. They’re doing a great job coming up!

These are poppies. I ended up planting a good bit of them, because I wasn’t sure of the germination rate. For you non-farmers, the germination rate is just the level of how possible it is that the seed will do its thing and come up. We ended up with some holes that didn’t have any sprouts, but a good bit had multiple ones that we’re going to have to thin so they’ll grow bigger.

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These are our carnations. We won’t be able to tell which is which for quite a while, so Granddaddy made me a chart where I could illustrate which rows of holes had which seeds.

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I’ve done nothing to the saturation of this image – it’s just the camera and the incredible vivid plant!

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These, I believe, are cabbages.

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And these are peppers. We grow far too many of those, in my opinion. aria-photo-5

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These are our GIGANTIC tomatoes. They’ve had to be repotted becuase they have been growing so quickly! Faster than all of the other years, that’s for sure. We can’t even plant them until last frost, which won’t be for another two full weeks and probably three. I’m not sure when the seedlings were started, but maybe a month to six weeks ago?

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Lastly…more cabbage leaves. I love cabbages. And I personally think they’re pretty plants! When they’re larger, they almost remind me of a rose… a nutritious, hardy green rose. XD

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Have you started any plants inside? Do you plant anything? Do you like growing things?

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12 Comments

  • Reply Hannah

    Ooh those pictures are so aesthetic!

    March 29, 2019 at 12:22 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Aww, thanks!

      March 29, 2019 at 8:58 pm
  • Reply Annie

    Ooh, so fun! :) I’m an aspiring-gardener. :) I’m hoping to plant a flower garden vs. the usual vegetable garden I usually plant each year. :) My hope is to plant: lavender, zinnias, purple and green kale, and some others. Do you have any recommendations on flowers to grow that are fairly easy?

    March 29, 2019 at 12:46 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Oooh, nice! That sounds lovely. No, I don’t, since this is my first time – but I’d do some research online!

      March 29, 2019 at 8:58 pm
  • Reply Jo

    Ah. I need to start my bell pepper plants soon. 😛 But ahh this makes me wish I put more effort into gardens! XD Someday soon. in the meantime, I’ll just admire your seedlings! :) Lovely pictures!

    March 30, 2019 at 1:58 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Yeah…I dunno when your last frost is but that sounds good. XD Aww, well, it’s not just me! In fact it’s mostly (like 98%) my granddaddy, so…thanks, Jo!

      April 4, 2019 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply Liz - Home with the Hummingbirds

    Those plants are so pretty! I can’t wait until we plant ours! 😀

    April 1, 2019 at 6:05 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Thanks, Liz!

      April 4, 2019 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply Clara

    Ahh, so pretty! <3 Little green sprouts make me so happy. :) Your photos are beautiful as always!

    -Clara <3

    April 2, 2019 at 4:08 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Awww, thanks!

      April 4, 2019 at 4:40 pm
  • Reply Allison

    I love sprout pictures! They feel so springy and happy and hopeful. WOW, those are some vivid seedlings, and also some large tomatoes! O.o I cannot WAIT to see that gorgeous flower garden you guys are planting! And I can’t wait to plant a flower garden and large regular garden ourselves. :)

    April 2, 2019 at 5:47 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Yes indeedy! Aren’t they, though? EEP SAME. I can’t wait to see yours, either. 😉

      April 4, 2019 at 4:41 pm

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