All the plants of the field were not yet upon the earth and all the herbal vegetation of the field had not yet sprouted, for God had not brought rain upon the soil. (Genesis.Breishis 2:5)
The verse quoted above (All the plants of the field were not yet upon the earth…) refers to the world after it had been fully created and clearly states that nothing had sprouted because God had not brought rain upon the soil. This is difficult to understand in light of the fact that on the third day of creation the verse says Let the earth sprout forth, which implies that vegetation was already sprouting on the earth on the third day of creation. When did the earth actually begin to sprout?