Last Monday (March 30, 2020) we planted our first seeds of the year in three trays. Our kids helped to fill each tray with dirt, water it thoroughly, put the seed markers in, and sprinkle in the seeds.
I moved the trays to a table in our kitchen near a window. They don’t get a lot of light there, so we set up a lamp as well.
In 3 days the kale seeds were starting to germinate, and in 5 days, almost all of them have sprouted.
It is a real pleasure for all of us to check on the seed trays throughout the day to see how they are growing and changing. It is a sweet joy to celebrate each little seed as it pokes its leaves above the dirt and starts reaching towards the light.