I recently became a Great Aunt for the fourteenth time. As my niece lives in a different state, her mother and I were reduced to pouring over one photo on Facebook. After the initial the oooooing and aaaahhing we began, that generations old game of, looking for family resemblances in the gorgeous, squishy little face. My sister and brother in law only lasted a week before they jumped on a plane to continue the game in person.
I love the way the tiny babies of different plants look when they emerge.
Sometimes they resemble their parents and other times not.
|Onion seedlings - although folded over, look a bit like onions|
|Carrots look more like grass|
|Brassicas bear strong family resemblances with the same little heart shaped leaves |
whether they are cabbages, cauliflowers, broccoli or another. Of course grow up to look
exactly like their Mum or Dad.
Which gardener among us doesn't recognise the furry little leaves of the infant tomato plant when it pops up in the compost. This little fella will have a short existence...wrong time of the year for it at this end of the world!
You can see, by their heart shaped leaves, that turnips are members of the brassicaceae family too.
Mmmm! I may have been a bit heavy handed with the turnip seeds (three types) in these rows.
A bit of thinning required I think
I also like the way, when you nibble on them, seedlings usually taste like the vegetables they will grow into...just like the way human babies all have that irresistible smell.