The broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage sprouts are about two inches high. The newly-started asparagus and ground cherries haven't started to show yet. The lettuce in its trays has been producing for weeks now. This week I should start any tomatoes, etc. as well.
I'm pleased to report the aquaponics system my husband built is doing well, and the little tomato plants we put in it are growing tall (one is about 18 inches already). Time to move the grow lights upward.
The whiff of damp earth, the sight of small green growing things, tells me there is hope and light and warmth ahead, even while the freezing rain rattles against my windows.