Seedling availability timing: Clearly the weekend of April 5/6 is out (as I knew it would be), and although I am getting emails from some enthusiastic (and anxious!) folks, the possibility of April 12/13 is remote. If you don't mind really small seedlings and are willing to take on the risk, email me to set up a time to come by and scan my driveway starting mid next week. I still think the most likely scenario is full availability the following week, and our Farmers Market debut on April 19/20.
Special orders: I am already getting emails with your various lists, which is fine. As in years past, our strong preference is that significant special orders are best picked up by you at a prearranged time at our house, to allow for the largest selection for browsers at the market on the weekends. What I do, upon receipt of your emails (once the plants are large enough) is get your orders put together and situate them in special places in our natural area, awaiting your arrival to collect them. email is always an easier way to reach me than the phone (funny that the older I get, the less I like to talk on the phone!).
There is so much to do aside from the seedlings....get the rear two garden rows dug out and ready for beets and greens, start bleaching pots and stockpiling planting medium for the driveway garden, keep writing the book text (due June 1!), and turn to some of the more mundane tasks like yard clean up, mowing, shrub pruning, garage cleaning....
Cross your fingers - seems like our 2013 gardening season is about to take off for real!