Deep in the Compost, Something Stirs…

April 4, 2011

It’s that time of year when half my search referrals are from people looking for pictures of seedlings of various kinds. So by way of a public service (and not at all to continue attracting random hits from people who know even less about gardening than I do), here are my latest batches of seedlings

Tomatoes – including one that suddenly emerged about three weeks after everything else. I know I should just get rid of it but I always feel like Dr. Goebbels pulling out the weakest seedlings

Tomato seedlings



Pea (survivor of the Great Pea Massacre)

pea seedling


Broad beans

Broad Beans

Spring onions

Spring onions

I could have sworn I took pictures of my broccoli too, but there you go. You’re just going to have to wait, if you can stand the tension. Or buy an egg-and-cress sandwich because the ‘cress’ in those are usually some kind of a brassica.* The rest will have to wait because there’s a bit of a bottleneck developing with the planting out. Meanwhile, for some actual useful identification photographs try here.


*You can tell I’ve had lunch with too many botanists, can’t you?