I have learned that failure is part of success. In my visit this morning to see the garden, I was testing the moisture level. I poked the meter through something under the ground. I brought up a seed pod I had put in the ground weeks ago. I dug around and found another.
They are not going to produce. I tried to start from seed indoors and move them into the garden later. I had not done enough research. I went ahead and tried it. Now I have a better knowledge of how to keep this from happening next time. If I had not tried it, I would not have failed.