My Tomato transplant dates for the past few years (actually from the beginning of tracking this data) are:
2007 - March 24
2008 - March 25
2009 - March 20
2010 - March 26
2011 - March 26
2012 - March 19
And the dates for my seedling readiness (typically first weekend at the market) are
2007 ? (didn't record it!)
2008 - April 19
2009 - April 16
2010 - April 16
2011 - April 15
2012 - April 6
As I recalled, last year was an unusually mild spring which allowed the seedlings to be ready earlier.
My timing for this season - begin to transplant tomorrow (March 23), and projecting the first Market weekend to be April 13.
So although it seems like I am behind (that is how it feels, anyway), it isn't true. But now for "the other news" - the forward forecast doesn't look really good until into the first week of April. So even if I get seedlings transplanted, they will have to live in the garage for quite some time (which won't make them very happy) and lead to possible delay in sizing up. April 20 could be more realistic for a market starting date.
However, we are talking weather here - which is very changeable! Keep watching my blog updates (you will become very sick of hearing about the weather, I presume).....no matter what happens, it won't be too far off from most previous seasons!
Happy Spring, everyone! (even if it doesn't feel like it...)