So Happy Monday everyone! It is a lovely sunny day, following a few rather exciting stormy ones that provided much needed rain. I found a way to work between the raindrops, and my latest mini-project is rescuing/replicating some of our best azaleas (underneath many of the plants are newly growing "babies" that emerged from accidental layering of stems). So in our back yard (and well positioned to be pee-targets for our always helpful dog Buddy) are numerous pots of newly dug azalea babies that will size up over the coming year, and be ready for planting out next spring. So much color out there - our deck is deep with "pink snow" that fell from our rapidly de-blossoming ornamental cherry tree.
I know - you want to hear about the seedlings. Well, aside from tonight's possible frost scare (yes, Sue and I will drag out the Reemay for the first time), the warm weather in the forecast ahead should get the plants into a vigorous growth pattern soon; the plants are likely just recovering from being transplanted. So the weekend of April 7 still feels right to me, though it could be advanced - just keep watching and reading this space, as well as the From The Vine seedlings page.
I've added a few new tomato varieties (Green Zebra Cherry, Sungold Select II, Caitlin's Lucky Stripe, Large Lucky Red) - and may add a bit more of this and that as I see how germination is going. I've also set up a Paypal account and am working on a seedlings ordering page for this year's dabble in mail order plants. I am thinking of limiting this to a few dozen varieties, but we shall see.
Off to the gym! Then, a day of more transplanting.....