For many St. Patrick’s Day is a good reminder that the ground is nearly ready for planting. Our little patch of outdoors is all shade and rock, so we are observing the St. Patrick’s Day planting tradition by germinating seeds inside. We are going to watch them carefully and tend to their needs. When their first shoots appear we will plant them in pots and place them in our window. They may not bear pea pods, but the process of taking a seed from packet to plant is fantastic for little ones.