It's snowing, again, and I am sick of it, but I saw a little sign of spring today. Some of the seeds that I planted have started to sprout! I am going to grow all my vegetables from seed this year and last week planted all the seeds that should be started indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost. (I am being overly optimistic. we can easily have a frost in late April but I am pretending that we won't.) Next week I'll plant the seeds that should be started 6-8 weeks ahead, then all the 4-6 weeks, 2-3 weeks etc, and soon enough it'll be spring!
Only a few of the fennel seeds have sprouted so far, but even just that tiny reminder that spring will come makes me really happy.