S is for Sprouts

radish sprouts
The radishes

These are my spouts that I’ve been nurturing for a week and a half. I’m worrying about them surviving the night, as we are expected to get temperatures near freezing. I’m thinking about covering them with a blanket to keep the chill away, or should I bring them inside? If I bring them in, will the temperature difference be too great?

lettuce sprouts
This densely populated region of the lettuce container is evidence of the kids’ enthusiastic “help” with the planting.

I’ve never had this problem with the weather with my container garden. I usually wait a couple more weeks into the year before planting seeds, but then I usually wish I had done it earlier. This year I actually do it earlier but now am worrying about the weather.

carrot sprouts
The carrots are taking their time.

Oh well, it’s always something. If they don’t make it, I’ll just have to replant. I have plenty of seeds.


I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge for the month of April. The idea is to post every day, except Sundays, and end up with one post for each letter of the alphabet. It’s a good challenge to help me to blog every day.

Progress in my Container Garden

It’s always encouraging to see progress in your garden.

Yellow Boy tomato
‘Lemon Boy’ tomato

I have teeny, tiny tomatoes growing now. Seems like the spider shaped flowers have produced some fruit. Above is a tomato growing from the flower from my ‘Lemon Boy.’

And this will be a cherry tomato when it grows up.

Tiny cherry tomato
Tiny cherry tomato

This Hungarian Yellow Wax pepper is really coming along. Just three weeks ago it was a flower.

Hungarian Yellow Wax pepper growing nicely
Hungarian Yellow Wax pepper growing nicely

These are radish flowers. When I plant radish seeds, they generally don’t grow radish bulbs, but they will produce flowers if I let them go long enough. I may actually have one radish out there, which is exciting. I’ll peek sometime soon, but I don’t want to disturb it much. The rest of the plants in the pot were either eaten as lettuce greens when they were shoots, or they are growing wild and making flowers.

Radish flowers
Radish flowers

This is one of the pea plants. I was interested in playing with the HDR setting with the sun behind the leaves.

Pea plant
Pea plant