For a few months now, we have been nourishing and watering and watching over a little table full of seed pots. We waited in the hopes that these little seeds would grow into plants that would feed our family. And garden-fresh produce is the best! But our little plants sprouted slowly. In spite of the fact that we kept them next to a south-facing window, they grew slowly.
Finally, they had two sets of real leaves. We brought them outside in a partially shady spot for a few days to get used to direct sunshine, and we remembered to water them. Mostly. The weather is nice this week - cool and rainy - perfect for transplanting!
We took our precious tiny seedlings into the garden that we had tilled and raked and weeded. Carefully, we dug little holes to plant them in, and mulched about them to hold in the moisture and keep out the weeds. So much work for little bitty plants!
As I was going back into the house, I glanced at our compost pile, and saw these seedlings.
We had cantaloupe not too long ago, and threw the seeds and rinds into the compost pile with all our other kitchen scraps. Without love or watching or watering or any help at all from us, they just grew themselves. Ta da!
Wish I could figure out how to get the other seeds to do that.