by Don  

Всходы is a fun little word. The prefix вс- means upward. The root ход- means go. When you put them together into a word that is only used in the plural, it means sprouts, i.e. the tiny little beginnings of plants that have just come up out of the soil. Here's a sample sentence:

Всходы выдерживают заморозки от минус 3 до минус 6 градусов. (source) The sprouts can stand freezing weather from minus three to minus six degrees.

Under the influence of books like “In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto” by Michael Pollan and “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life” by Barbara Kingsolver, I decided to do some container gardening on my patio. I went to the farmer's market and bought some Green Zebra tomatoes. I liked them so much that I squeezed out some seeds, fermented them and planted them:

Вот помидорные всходы, которые в конце апреля появились у меня во дворе. Here are the tomato sprouts that appeared in my yard at the end of April.


Comment from: Dmitry [Visitor]

Молодые всходы называют часто рассада или саженцы…

11/29/09 @ 07:46
Comment from: Gaurav Sharma [Visitor]

Nice word…!!

07/31/09 @ 00:53

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