Seedling sales are winding down, but there are plenty of great seedlings remaining. My replanting of Cherokee Purple, Green and Chocolate, and Sun Gold, are finally making good progress (thanks to some badly needed warmer weather). I will even have 25 or more Mexico Midgets available soon - I hope to transplant them tomorrow - once again, they took forever to germinate. My feeling is that my speaking event in Gastonia (May 21) will signal the end of seedling sales for the spring.
I also really want to get the peppers, eggplant and a few additional tomatoes set into grow bags and/or pots this weekend....if I can get that done, and plant the final 4 bales with potatoes, my garden can be considered fully planted. Filling less containers, and avoiding digging holes in my clay garden soil, made this a very pleasant garden planting experience.
The events at the Wake County Extension Master Gardener meeting and the Durham Public Library on Thursday were really enjoyable - thanks for all who attended, bought plants or books. I am making final plans for next weekend - participating in Read Local in Durham via the Cookbook Rodeo on Friday night, and Festival on Sunday afternoon. It should be a blast! I am planning on making some salsa for the Rodeo....just gotta find some worthwhile tomatoes!
Watch for a full update on the bales over the next few days.