The little snow peas seed packet said germination in 8-12 days. Yup, on Day 11 the snow peas sprouted.
I didn't bother to take a picture because they're just tiny nubs at this point. But hopefully in 72 days we'll be harvesting the little beauties and sauteing them with mushrooms. (And I will NOT crowd the mushrooms!)
I thought they might have sprouted sooner. Old trick of the trade: soak your seeds for 24 hours before you plant them. This softens them up, and encourages them to sprout sooner. Well, these seeds said, "Forgot it, baby--we're not sprouting until we're good and ready!" And they didn't.
It's always so satisfying to plant something and see it grow, and even better--be able to eventually eat it. Of course, that is if Mr. Bunny, Mr. Groundhog, or a herd of deer don't get there first. I've taken the precaution of liberally sprinkling dried blood around the snow peas and hope it discourages the local fauna.
I have leek seeds, which I should have started before this. Poppy seeds, too. (Last summer I deadheaded a gorgeous pink poppy at a local church. Shhhhhhh! Don't tell.)
And what will your garden grow this year?