That's how long it takes to sprout seeds with a bottom-heating seedling mat: Those are several tomatoes and a cantaloupe variety. Looks like I'll have to install grow-lights in the bathroom! Seeds started: Blacktail Watermelon Ruby Watermelon Dancing/Spinning Gourd Ancho Pepper Paprika Pepper Red Bell Pepper Principe Borghese Tomato Orange Sherbet Cantaloupe Sweet Million Tomato Legend Tomato Cordova Tomato Seeds that will be direct sown: Giant Musselburgh Leeks McPick Cucumber Fountain Cucumber Purple Haze Carrot Bolero Carrot Oregon Sugar Pod II Snow Pea Early Hakucho Edamame We're heading to a supplier to look at rocks today. Our old wooden boxes are long since carpenter-ant/rotted away, so we're going to build more permanently this time with fieldstone or something similar. #1 Son, anticipating all the heavy lifting his strapping young 15-year old back is going to be doing, cried accusingly, "You just want everything to look 600 years old!" Indeed, Son. Indeed.