The plants are healthy, but really small, and nowhere near ready to leave the nest. The most likely scenario is for us to be at the Raleigh State Farmers Market with seedlings on Friday/Saturday April 19/20. If we get some nice warm weather over the next few weeks and the seedlings take off, it may be a week earlier; then again, the freezing temps forecast for two nights next week will slow things down....we will have to see what happens. Next week's night time temps will either mean Reemay covering, or relocation of seedlings back indoors. But it looks like this is the last temperature bump in the road.
When I am not transplanting, the book is the focus; things are proceeding well, and we've begun to photograph some things as well. My editor is paying us a visit in a few weeks; I really look forward to meeting her and getting some good work done.
A few news items....my first two articles in garden publications are now "out there" - look for the most recent Triangle Gardener, and The American Gardener. Neither is readable on line as yet, as far as I know. I am giving a workshop on tomatoes, focusing on culture, troubleshooting and seed saving, with some background info on varieties, at West Point on the Eno, on Sunday April 14 from 1-3 PM.
At some point, I need to find time to keep digging my garden rows and planting beets and greens......how did I get anything done when I was actually working at my traditional corporate type job?!?!