Show Me Your Sprouts

Look who decided to make an appearance last Friday:

These little guys are the Pompeii Roma tomatoes I started last Sunday.  They were popping up when I got home on Friday night.

I also planted bell peppers, jalapenos and brussel sprouts last weekend and none of them have decided to show their faces yet.  I’m always a little worried that I did something wrong, but I checked my garden journal from last year and it looks like the bell peppers took almost 15 days to sprout last year.  I don’t know about the brussel sprouts since I haven’t done them before.

Do you have anything sprouting yet?  If you do, send me pictures!  I’ll post them all together.  Send pictures to

I’m excited that daylight savings time is on now because it will be lighter so much later in the evening, which allows for more time for gardening.  I’m planning to plant potatoes and spring crops like lettuce on Wednesday. 

Happy Monday!


4 thoughts on “Show Me Your Sprouts

  1. I got my seeds started today! I did buy a starter potato and would love to know what I’m supposed to do with it. The woman at the store said something about toothpicks so I’m going to Google it now. 🙂 Can’t wait for our stuff to sprout, Andrew wasn’t all that impressed with the dirt and seeds… My uncle is hopefully going to help me build my square foot garden this week as well. I’m so excited! Thanks for all of the tips so far!

    1. Hi Jen! I’m sooo excited about potatoes. Here’s a quick tip I got at Planters: A couple days before you want to plant potatoes, cut your seed potatoes into chunks. Each chunk should have 1-2 eyes. Then let the chunks dry out for a couple days, then plant them. I need to look up the actual planting instructions though. It’s supposed to be warm and sunny here on Wednesday and Thursday and then rain over the weekend. So this week is a great time to get stuff in the ground before the rain.

  2. Love the cute little sprouts! 🙂

    I started my first seeds this past weekend, and according to my husband, a few have already started sprouting today. I can’t wait to get home from work to see! Since I’m new at this, though, I was wondering: when do you plant them in the ground? I know you have to wait until after the danger of frost has passed, but should they be a certain size for a better chance of survival?

    1. Hey Kristen! Yes you want to make sure your plants have at least two sets of “true” leaves. So the first set of leaves (the ones showing in my sprouts above) are not true leaves. These first leaves have a different name that I can’t remember right now and will have to look up later. The next set of leaves that sprout will be the first set of “true” leaves.

      Confused yet? 🙂 The true leaves look different than these first leaves so you should be able to tell a difference. I’ll be sure to post pictures as soon as mine get some true leaves so you can see.

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