Tuesday, March 17, 2009

And they're off

After a wonderful 3-day rain last week, and temps back in the 80's this week, it looks like Spring may be here for reals. So let's get to plantin'!

Tomato seedlings, y'all ready to go?

Hmm. OK, not sure what the problem was this year, but I'll guess a combination of waiting too long to pot up from sprouts, sowing the seeds too densely, and maybe a weak grow light situation for the first month. Give me a break though, my attention was elsewhere .

If I'm lucky these guys may be big enough to plant out sometime in August. So, today after baby's first movie outing (The Watchmen is totally appropriate for a 6-week old, right?) we headed towards Great Outdoors, but instead stumbled across the very friendly and affordable PlantEscape Gardens, where I picked up some professionally-grown seedlings. You know, just to get things started.

That's Brandywine, Better Boy, Rutgers and Valley Girl. I've been meaning to try some hybrids, so I'm particularly interested to see what the Better Boy does.

So away we go. Tomato sandwiches are on the way. And hopefully my seedlings will put on a growth spurt and let me get them in the ground by April. I'll get seedlings figured out one of these years.


Blogger Katie said...

Love the cow pots!

March 18, 2009 8:46 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

I normally like to keep about 15' between my tomato varieties so they don't cross pollinate. The experts are in dissagreement on the distance but 10' is usually the minumum you see.

April 4, 2009 8:46 PM  
Anonymous Cindy said...

Hey, those seedlings will catch up in no time if you get them outside in the sun. Just saying...

April 7, 2009 10:06 PM  
Blogger Red Studio said...

Hillarious! You took your sweet baby to the movies....so funny. The post about releasing the Kracken on rodents was great too.

May 19, 2009 12:47 PM  

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