I wanted to get a head start on some parsley since it takes awhile to germinate so I potted them up on our window sill. Seeds have always been truly magical to me so when I came across this Thoreau quote years ago I copied it down in my gratitude/grace notes book.
I have great faith in a seed.
Convince me that you have a seed there,
and I am prepared to expect wonders.
-- Henry David Thoreau
I too expect wonders each year at this time. Spring...or even almost Spring...is such an exciting time for gardeners. Seeds do require a certain amount of faith and this, I think, is something gardeners have in abundance - faith in seeds and trust in the Earth.
Earlier in the week I had started some Kelsae Sweet Giant onions and some Ailsa Craig Sweet onions and was pleasantly surprised to notice them already sprouting on the weekend as I planted the parsley. My sunroom windowsill is looking decidedly Spring-ish and that makes me very happy indeed.