It's so exciting when those first seeds burst through the soil and reach for the light! I mean, you put these tiny little dried seeds about the size of pepper flakes on a bed of soil, spray it with water, keep it warm and provide it with light and in a few days.....VOILA! A miracle happens! The miracle is called "germination" and the result is LIFE. The wee little tendrils that spring forth are infant vegetables. They tease you with the hope of what is to come in a few months - as long as you take care of them, that is. And taking care of them is called "gardening". It's one of the most rewarding things I've ever done. Someone once said "you are never closer to God than when you are gardening" and if you're a gardener, you get that.
It is 4 degrees outside and a foot of snow covers the ground, but Spring has sprung inside my seed trays. I can almost taste the fresh veggies!