The flats holding the seeds have been sitting on my kitchen counter for seven weeks. They're here because this is a good spot for me to keep a close eye on them.
I check them every day (not hard to remember to do this, since they're in the middle of the kitchen). This morning, I saw this:
The seed that sprouted came from 'White Wings', a beautiful single, white Hybrid Tea rose.
Photo taken in October at the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden.
My handful of fat hips.
The sprout is so incredibly tiny ... only about a centimeter tall.
As soon as the cotyledons clear the soil and open completely, I will carefully lift the sprout and plant it into its own little pot. It will then go to live in the basement workshop under the grow light till the weather is warm enough for it to live in the greenhouse.
Now I'll be waiting impatiently for this baby's first flower.
This is so exciting!! More updates to come, of course, as additional seeds sprout ... or whatever else happens.