While attending the South Florida Fair last month, I stopped by the Broward County Farm Bureau booth. They were giving away free packages of cucumber seeds.
When starting my garden, I got actual plants, not seeds. So, the cucumbers are the first thing I have ever planted and grown from seed.
Vegetable Seeds Like Little Bits of Magic
I planted the seeds last Sunday and by Friday — just five days later — there were sprouts. Can you believe it?
Who knew seeds would actually turn into plants? I mean, I guess I always sorta thought they might but to see it happening is pretty darn cool.
Other Vegetables Growing from Seed
In addition to the cucumbers, I have snap beans (courtesy of my best buddy Tim at Art by Nature Garden Center) and watermelon growing from seeds. The snap beans are just beginning to pop their heads above the dirt. Of the six watermelon clusters I planted, only one has broken ground but I imagine that is to be expected.
If this works out, I may consider adding more. My father is remodeling his backyard shed and it looks as though he is going to have a fair amount of plywood leftover. If that is the case, my garden will grow even larger.
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