The Seed Report: Day 3

We planted our seeds on Sunday evening, so today is the third full day that they've been in their little nests of peat and water. But look at them - already we're seeing a little growth! More photos below...

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Almost everything we planted is showing some signs of life, with the exception of the beets up top.

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These tiny sprouts, scarcely bigger than a hair right now, will eventually be a mesclun array of lettuces.

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You can see the bean stalks just beginning to unfurl under the soil.

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The tiny, tiny radish sprouts already have the telltale traces of red veins that will bulge out of their fullgrown leaves.

(Images: Faith Hopler)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.