We were able to get our red, green and multicolored chard seedlings settled in the garden along with more Russian kale, arugula, and bok choy...all of which came from my own saved seed.
Far away from the red we re-planted the regular Belgium endive amongst some spinach and will let both go to seed together. Spinach is one of the easiest seeds to save as it immediately bolts once the weather warms a bit, I think the spinach in this picture has been saved by us for over three years now.
The lovage survived another winter and is just now poking up through the mulch used to protect it. We have never saved any seeds off of this plant as it comes back so easily every spring, perhaps I will do so this year...just in case.
We have over a dozen okra seedlings taking form. I planted some really old seed just for the fun of it and every seed was viable. We grew okra a few years back and really never figured out how best to consume it? Last year it was destroyed by hail, but it looks like we will have another chance to learn how to use it this year...I hope.
As the day comes to a close, I can rest easy comforted by the satisfaction of finally being able to get my hands dirty once again in the good earth, knowing we will soon begin to be rewarded for our labors.