Just a quick update on my Japanese garden. The seeds have officially been planted and are currently living under a heat light in my bathroom. This was their state a few days ago when I left for a house sitting job. This morning when I came home my mom informed me that the cucumbers had sprouted! I'm so excited!
More than any other vegetable in my collection I have been chanting for the cucumbers. For one thing, last year they all got eaten while still tiny seedlings, to my great disappointment. For another, I have only been able to try Japanese cucumbers once before and they were so good! Plus, when I was a kid I used love going into my mom's garden and picking fresh cucumbers to munch on.
So keep your fingers crossed for the rest of my seeds, and please send good thoughts to the little cucumber sprouts!