two new varieties of talet (Amphicarpaea bracteata) are progressing well. I scarified and sowed the aerial seeds a few short weeks ago and now they're up and ready to give life their best shot. I'd better not let them down. I'd better pot them on promptly and make sure that their watering needs are met. You'll notice that the first pair of leaves have a simple, rounded shape, unlike the more characteristic trifoliate leaves which are just starting to appear. These aren't the cotyledons, though, because germination in talet is hypogeal: the cotyledons stay underground, like runner beans.
As for towering titans, I have to admit that I'm not as interested in their final height so much as the date at which they begin flowering and the yield of those delicious subterranean beans. Never a hostage to delayed gratification, I want them big and I want them now.