Friday, April 22, 2011
Homestead Garden: Tomato Starts and Garden Update
I transplanted my tomato starts last weekend. They all had their first two true leaves and ready for a bigger home…
I have real issues with thinning and tossing my little starters. I planted 2 seeds in each little spot figuring they might not all come up and you know what .. they all did.. So I had to make hard choices and pluck out one of them because I don’t have room in my little seed starting box for them all… plus in reality that would be a HUGE amount of tomatoes. So.. I made the hard choices. :)
We have had one of the wettest and coldest springs on record in my parts. So it has been nearly impossible to find enough dry days to get the garden rototilled. You need at least a day or two for the ground to dry out and then another day to finally get the job done. Normally we rototill for the first time in late February or early March. Finally this last week we had 4 nice days in a row (the first since I can’t remember when) and Tobin got out there right away and got the garden rototilled. It looked so good.. even if it was just dirt.. LOL.. sure made me excited for this years garden season to begin!!