What with one thing and another I'm late to the garden this year. And the harsh winter, combined with me not having been around to rush out and wrap things in fleece, has left me with an awful lot of bare soil and empty pots. So last weekend I bought some plug plants and seeds of fast growing flowering things: snap-dragons and nasturtiums to feed the tortoise (as well as look pretty) and black sunflowers just for me. The back of the sunflower seed pack recommended that if one suffers from beasties to start the plants off inside, so I filled trays with compost, pushed the seeds in, and set them on the bathroom windowsill. The seeds will germinate in 12-14 days, the packet said, so imagine my surprise when this sight met my eyes this morning:
Just five days after planting.
I wonder when it will be safe to put them outside? I'm tempted to go and get another few packs and plant them everywhere. Maybe I'll get some yellow ones too.