The snow is gone. I see crocus leaves in the yard and one unfurled purple bud in the front bed. Eric pointed at the daffodil leaves (they really need dividing, I see) and said, “Geez, look at them all!”

Store-bought quinoa will indeed sprout when put in a pot and watered. So much for the extra space I thought I might have in the vegetable garden.

The Utah celery has decided to come up. I also have my first winter-sown sprout, the cleome. Who’s next?

The earliest-sprouting of my Sorrento broccoli has formed tiny buds, like Meg and Kelly’s spinach. But since that’s what Sorrento broccoli is supposed to do, can I call it successfully growing broccoli as I set out to do?