Today, however, was far more relevant to my own garden, as well as our spring time seedlings. One complete flat of 50 cells was planted with eggplant, ground cherries, sweet and hot peppers - and Mexico Midget tomatoes (finally, it occurred to me to get them in early, since they take so much more time to germinate than any other tomato variety). The plan is that while I am in Seattle, the flat will germinate (peppers and eggplant are much slower than tomatoes). The day after I return, I hope to get all of the tomatoes planted - that will probably be 2 or 3 flats - for the season, including all 36 released dwarfs. I will also plant a mixed flat of lettuce, beets, leeks, herbs and flowers.
If everything germinates timely and well, they will quickly go into the garage and ready themselves for a mid-March transplant. I also need to start looking for a good source of straw bales (maybe a source that delivers!), and finalize what I hope to plant where this coming season. Hard to believe, but warm weather is just around the corner (today was a really nice tease - a taste of what we will experience with regularity in just a few months).
Seattle, here we come - off we will be on Tuesday!