Instead, I've begun to turn the sunroom into an incubator. Cuttings from my wintered over geraniums, begonias and even impatiens are taking root in short glasses filled with pebbles. I'll transplant them to outdoor window boxes later on. The two tomato seeds I planted in peat pots last week have put out their first two cotyledon or seed leaves. So exciting!
I rotate the tray daily to encourage them to stand up straight as they wait for the more-recent plantings to join them. They also get spritzed every morning, along with the tray of peas I've prepared.
These tiny plants will be separated into paper muffin tin liners and given, one per family, to the members of the High Vista Community Garden at our first organizational meeting of the season next weekend. This party favor is meant to reinforce my garden motto, "Give Peas a Chance." Honestly, the anticipation of all the fun to come is a force to be reckoned with.