I was so excited when I saw these today. I've been waiting and waiting, even replanting seeds to make sure something would come up. I was wondering if the dirt was too compact, of if the area was not getting enough sunlight or water. Now, I'm seeing the soil cracking in places as the sprouts make their way up. These are beets that will be thinned out soon. Strawberry patch last year at this time vs. now. I'm loving it. Hopefully we don't neglect the gardens as much as we did last year.