i recently wrote about all of the plants we started from seeds in pans and trays. i wanted to provide an update about how some of these guys are doing and show you what some of our plants look like in their infancy:


the four lettuce varieties that we chose this year: speckled bibb, anuenue, bronze arrow, and sweet valentine.


baby sage plants!


“thyme” for growing!


three delicious treats: jupiter red bell peppers, golden california yellow peppers, and tomatillos.


our spicy pepper tray: jalapeno, cayenne, and aji.


thriving paste tomatoes: black plum and san marzano. anyone ready for homemade tomato sauce?


black cherry tomatoes (right) and watercress (left). watercress is so cool… it can be grown in running water, i.e. a stream!

and the star of this season's seeds... erlene's green cotton plants.

and the star of this season’s seeds… erlene’s green cotton plants.

i’m not really sure yet what i’ll do with the cotton once/if the plants are fruitful but i am so excited to have green cotton! wow!

the lettuce and the cotton need to be transplanted into the ground soon, while the tomatoes and peppers will be transplanted into larger and deeper pans so they can grow a little tougher and larger before we put them in the ground.

and the other seedlings needs a little more time to grow in their current locations before they graduate up the “food chain.” just thinking about it is making me hungry!