Officially the second wettest Spring on record, with 11.18″ of precipitation from March-May, with precipitation on 18 days during May and many low temperatures in the 35-42° range. Cold and wet is a recipe for disaster for young tomato seedlings, so I’ve kept most seedlings cozy warm in the low tunnel until the past couple of days. Now it’s catching up time, transplanting directly from 128-cell plug trays into the gardens.
About 1/3 or the way planting out tomatoes seedlings of 802 varieties, assuming I got at least 1 seed to germinate of each variety. Which is definitely not going to be the case. Once the dust settles, I will likely have a little over 3,000 tomato seedlings in the ground at 3 locations. I’ll likely update with the full list once all seedlings are in the ground and growing.
Seedlings in plug trays, destined for seed production.
Seedlings in 3-1/2″ pots, intended for other gardeners, with over 900 not sold, of around 150 varieties.
Seed saving already in progress for several types that survived the winter, such as Brussell’s Sprouts – covered with a mesh of tulle fabric to prevent cross pollination with Kale that is in bloom nearby.
More varieties of flowers blooming, such as this dianthus
It has been a great year so far for flowers, herbs, fruit trees and cool-season crops.
More updates once tomatoes are in the ground. Long days, short nights…