a couple of my super-early seedlings already have buds--above is cape gooseberry. i didn’t realize it’s a certain variety of groundcherry rather than an alternate name for groundcherry, and it doesn’t have the ultrasoft fuzzy leaves like the ones i grew last year. so i got some seeds for regular groundcherries too.
first tomato buds! yay!
jelly melon is sending out feelers. it’s getting pretty tall. i doubt it could survive transplant, especially when i can’t put it out for another two months.
i didn’t know that moon & stars watermelon foliage is splotched yellow just like the melons. it’s pretty enough to be an ornamental houseplant, i think.
mushrooms are looking good. the ones that started growing a couple weeks ago didn’t grow very much before they dried out, so i picked those off and it started again almost immediately. now i have the whole kit covered with a plastic bag to retain humidity and it’s doing much better. i couldn’t keep things moist enough without it.
the first two little purple crocuses popped up in my front yard today. i wonder if purples come up a bit later than the yellow ones--i’ve been seeing yellow crocuses for about a week.