There is lots of new information on the From The Vine - 2012 Plants Page, so be sure to check it out. The short of it is: Fri/Sat April 6/7 will be our first days at the State Farmers Market, Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. If you are OK with healthy, small seedlings, start contacting me today (email preferred) to set up a time to come to the house and purchase some starting today. And, the seedlings will be a good size for shipping starting April 9 (estimated). Much more info on the From The Vine page.
So where are things? I continue to move through transplanting, but feel that I am ahead of the game a bit, so am starting to do my own gardening. Yesterday I turned over two garden rows that will contain lettuce, greens and beets. I am still mystified at the critter who favors the cotyledon leaves of our cukes - but they've been replanted. Everything looks really good - we've not had the cold, windy rains that turns seedlings ugly! I am actually hoping to bleach some pots and get some of my own tomatoes in next week - first week of April - which is unprecedented for me!
I can't recall a more beautiful spring - the colors everywhere are astounding! What will summer bring, I wonder? Anyway...one task that is not on the list this weekend, thanks to mother nature, is watering! One task Lee and I need to sort out is the date and details for Tomatopalooza X! We need to factor the warm spring into the date so that we can ensure a good supply of tomatoes.
Hope to see some of you soon, either here, at the market, or at my talk at the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens on April 21. One more thing - I will be attending the SSE tomato tasting again on September 1...so back to Decorah we will go