Here's some garden fun. Baby plants! Almost as cute as baby animals, but not quite. I can hear you all ooo-ing and aaaahh-ing already.
Radishes. The section planted with Hometown Seeds' radishes are doing better than mine as far as germination rate, which I suspected would happen since I don't think my seeds matured enough, but I do have one radish up in my section so far, so my collected seeds are not a total flop.
Spinach. Yeah, it kind of looks like grass, but it's really spinach's first leaves.
Peas. These are the peas from the seeds I harvested from the garden last year. I also planted some pea seeds from 2002 and they are coming up fine. They were not stored any special way. In a sack open to the air since 2002. Pea seeds appear to have quite a long "shelf life". I planted old pea seeds last year also and had no problem with them. Most seeds do not last that long in storage.
And raspberries. Fun stuff. Just a couple of days ago I planted beets, lettuce, and swiss chard. I'm not a chard fan, but the kids like it cooked up like spinach with vinegar on it, so I guess if they'll eat it I'll grow it. If there's too much I might try my hand at dehydrating some and them powder it and put it in something like brownies when nobody is looking. I've never tried that, but it might work and you know it would be worth a giggle watching my kids and husband eat them. :)