After 7 days in the dirt, here is the progress of my little seeds. The Brussel sprouts, broccoli, and cauliflower sprouted first; the chard and leaks are close behind, but not making as strong a show.
You can see the chard in the row closest to the window here (red stem), and the row next to it are the leeks.... pretty scraggly looking compared to the stronger looking brussels and broccoli/cauliflower. And below is a glimpse of the larger seeds (summer squash, sweet meat, and fava beans) which are also beginning to show. The weather this week-end was not so sunny and the sprouts are leaning toward the little bit of light coming in from the window. I am hoping that they don't bolt too much because of this... I might need to configure a light somehow depending on how the weather goes.