The Russian Kale seeds I put in just over a week ago have sprouted! I went out on the balcony to putter with some of the other pots, and decided to look once again to see if anything was happening in that section. Much to my joy, there they were standing tall (for early sprouts) above the dirt in the pot!
I ran back inside to get the camera, as any dutiful new parent would, and took pictures enthusiastically. The seedlings are a little difficult to see unless you really know what you're looking for, but they are present. Once I got to looking I counted about four or five, and I'm betting that even more have arrived since yesterday. I am simply thrilled!