The tomato seeds that I direct-sowed in the ground on Feb 21st, are growing slowly. I sowed the seeds very thickly because I was skeptical that much would come up. I shouldn’t have been worried.Continue reading “Thinning Tomato Seedlings”
Hooray! The tomato seedlings have germinated!
I planted them in an area of yard that gets a bit more afternoon sun. I didn’t add any compost or dig up the soil in anyway, and the rats/squirrels aren’t interested in digging over there. Woohoo!
This is also proof to myself that tomato seeds can at least germinate just fine outdoors…it is yet to be seen whether they will grow enough to produce actual tomatoes….
This may be a continuation of this seasons theme: germination – great! Then the seedlings fizzle and die.
As I was pulling horsetail out of the blueberry patches this weekend (again), I noticed that the blueberry bushes had formed recognizable (not yet ripe) blueberries. So soon?! It’s only spring!
Believe it or not it’s almost June. Here’s a taste (visually) of how the garden is doing:
Not pictured: asparagus and rhubarb are still going strong; the garlic is tall and looking good; chard, collards, and kale are producing nicely; and the onions are still growing slowly but surely .
We have plans to plant cucumbers and squash within the next week or so. We also have sweet potatoes slips that we’re attempting to plant for the first time. We’re supposed to wait for the soil temp to reach 60 degrees before planting them – not sure we’ll ever reach that.