Eggplant germination is underway - only a few more to go. Hot peppers are showing up in increasing numbers. The Cossack Pineapple ground cherries are always frustratingly slow, and haven't appeared yet. Sweet peppers are starting to emerge as well. And the first flat of tomatoes is up in a hurry - lots of life in 49 out of 50 cells in just four days. All of the basils I planted are up, and the only herbs yet to show are Thyme and Parsley. This paragraph represents three flats of seedlings in front of my office window with the loose Saran Wrap topping.
I just planted another flat of tomatoes today, which means the vast majority of our seedling varieties are now planted. I've another half flat of the really popular varieties to go, as well as a few fill in varieties and the Dwarf Project and tomato book feature varieties. In fact, I need to spend time with a scratch pad and my seed collection spreadsheet and finalize what else to plant and which specific vial number....easily a few hours of work.
Amazingly, the seed starting part of the season is nearly complete - when did that happen? Next steps will be moving germinated flats under the lights next to the greens. And very soon, it will be time to transplant greens and beets. And it is nearly time to uncover a few garden rows and get them ready for the beets and greens.
I've not made any changes to the From The Vine seedling variety lists yet. Germination success determines what comes off and what may be added...
Happy gardening to all!