My tomatoes were planted yesterday. All 65 of them. Here is my Pineapple Tomato that accidently germinated in January when I was trying to save the seeds from one of my tomatoes. It has been a little stressed, a little root bound, but is finally potted up in the largest newspaper pot I've ever (and ever HOPE to) make. It's about 6-8 inches tall, and with the tomato plant in there, even with the light as high as it will go, it still doesn't fit all of the way under the light. I'm just hoping for some suckers to start soon! I put some of my other saved Pineapple tomato seeds on a paper towel. I know they probably all germinated in January, and are hopeless, but I just wanted to check and see if any are living. This tomato has been enough to keep that "planting early itch" away.
The day before that, the broccoli was finally potted up and thinned. It was even thinned more than I planned, because while talking to one of my neighbors, Heidi (my dog), decided the best way to thin 1.5 of my plants was for her to eat them. I was NOT pleased... Here's the "half" she left of one of them.
My peppers are sprouting! The California Wonder are still taking their time. The Jalapeno's, Carnival mix, and cayenne have all made an appearance of sorts.
My husband and I started working on clearing out the leaves that we've got covering the garden. We'll finish that by the end of this week, so that I can start planting over my spring break next week. I'm really looking forward to hardening off my lettuce seedlings, getting my peas, and radishes started, and getting to see some green in the garden!
My harvests have all looked the same lately, lettuce, lettuce, and more lettuce from the Aerogarden. We've really enjoyed that! I also was able to use some of the overwintered scallions in an egg drop soup recipe I made yesterday. It's nice to have something that actually came from OUTSIDE!
Hope everyone's enjoying their gardens! Spring is around the corner!