One of the things I enjoy about starting my garden vegetables from seed is the thrill I get when they sprout. It’s just such a little miracle.
You put this dry, brown thing in more dry brown stuff, add some water and – poof! Plants emerge.
Real, green living things.
And sometimes they’re pretty old seeds and I think, “nothing will happen this time,” but they still emerge. I just noticed today that five-year-old parsley seed sprouted, and since parsley is notorious for taking a long time to germinate, if at all, I was highly doubtful.
But I saw the little seedlings (two!) and threw my hands in the air and shouted, “I’m king of the world!”
Just kidding. But I was pretty happy to see them.
And to think I’m going to grow them (some to five feet or more!) and harvest vegetables that I will feed my family is truly a miracle to me that never gets old, even after years of growing vegetables.
I’m like Thomas: every year I doubt the seeds will sprout and every year they do, renewing my faith.
It’s simple and pure and definitely a fine thing.
*This is linked to Finer Things Friday.
*Also, I’ve linked my old post about Gardening the No-Till Way to Heavenly Homemakers 2010 edition of The Little Green Project. There are lots of great “green” ideas to check out!