They are coming on strong now, popping up everywhere. Last year's rainy season was definitely a blessing. Thick stems and nice full flower heads are formed. Four prongs and fat threes. I checked them this morning and it's put a pep in my step all day long.
It's funny that a man looks forward to a plant's emergence more than Christmas.
I know exactly where you're coming from. Everything from 3leafers to 4prongs and an unexpected surprise. I did not get much of a crop of berries at all last year because all of the rain caused bad pollination. The year before I harvested about 830 berries and I planted them. I really did not expect them to make it and when I began seeing 3leafers popping up in rows that I did not plant last year I was sort of puzzled for a day or so. There were double plants in many of them and that was the give away. Anyway, I was glad that many of them had come through a lot of weather and rodents. I don't know if you have any Wild Tennessee plants mixed with your beds or not, but here at the house they are not showing yet and the Wild Kentucky plants are not up yet. Both of these wild plants are later to emerge and later to mature berries than any of the seeds that I have bought and planted.
Good luck this season.