Okay, okay, it's not like there are actual tomatoes. But see those little green flecks in the peat pots above? They're gonna grow up to be German Greens and Cherokee Purples! I was feeling discouraged, what with the fact that for some reason Northeast Ohio resolutely wants to keep being stuck in winter and that I hadn't seen any marked seed activity since last week. Then.... voila! Here they are.
The front porch greenhouse system does seem to be working. The windows face West, so they get plenty of late-day sun. And even when it is not toasty warm outside, there's a pretty nice greenhouse-like environment going on in those trays.
Plus, the seedlings receive a lot of attention.