Tuesday, March 17, 2009

First Seed Sprouts

We just got around to starting our first seeds for the garden Friday (alyssum, forget me nots, and both peppermint and spearmint). The flowers were added to our plan at the last minute in an attempt to attract more bees to our vegetables. Apparently our cucumbers just weren't sexy enough for the bees last year because we had quite a few pathetic little ones that never developed and a farmer told me this was because of lack of pollination.

So we picked alyssum and forget me nots in the hopes that they would be nice enough to attract some attention but not so gaudy that they were detract all attention from the vegetables. This is all purely theoretical so I have no idea if it will actually work.

So Friday we planted and by Monday we already had baby plants! These are our baby alyssums:

Very exciting but it also reminds me how much more work we have to do. Oy.


  1. yay for starting seeds!!!!

    oh and i successfully signed up for your blog via e-mail. i'm loving your updates. very inspiring (and entertaining!!).

  2. Work, yes...but isn't it so awesome to be able to do it! I love spring...we got sprouts too and I can't wait!