I still check on my little guys about 10 times each day. The lamps seem to be working well, which I'm glad for. In the morning when it is sunny and I haven't turned the lamps on, everyone is leaning toward the window. Once I turn on the lamps, the all face upwards.
Here's a visual of the progress I've seen in the last few days.
Wednesday, April 14th:
Thursday, April 15th:
Saturday morning, April 17th:
That is some crazy growth!
I love the look of the kale leaves - when they first sprouted, they were that deep grassy green, but the edges of the leaves had a purple-ish tinge to them.
The cucumber seedlings are so full and sturdy, though. They amaze me! Yesterday I noticed that their stems looked a bit spiney, soI touched one of them to see, and it was - what a good deterrant to being eaten!
What a bunch of winners these guys will be!
On a side note, Kurt and I had been going to a certain chain hamburger joint because they had veggie burgers. Last night, after we ate we talked about how we both didn't really even like the place, and how we were going just because they had these veggie burgers that are kind of gross (grain-based with cheese mixed in for flavor, and seem to be fried in peanut oil). It is almost like eating a hash brown, but in a gross way.
So we decided to not go there anymore, and on the way out, we went a couple doors down and got a menu from an Indian restaurant that looks really good! Two of our friends have gone there and loved it, and the menu is quite reasonable. So we're excited to delve into the world of Indian food, where they actually have an appreciation for vegetarian options! I'll let you know how we like it!