It occurred to me finally that I might have a lot of seedlings in the house (and a few on the back deck). So I counted them.
287. Two hundred and eighty-seven. I do not, mind you, own a greenhouse. And that doesn't count the several dozen already transplanted to the demo garden, or the seeds I planted this weekend, which are meant to yield another 60-70 seedlings.
This seed-starting thing gets addictive. Just warning you.
But look! Baby mouse melons!
(Marigolds to the left, cucumbers to the right.) And here's a young passionflower (Passiflora incarnata, unfortunately the only one to germinate):
Some perennials start easily from seed, others are more challenging, but I love being able to walk around my garden and point out the ornamental perennials I grew from seed myself (and everyone else paid $9.95 for, just saying). Now, perennial vegetables: I think that's the subject of my next post.
I have a few plants to water first, though...