Checking in with the Seedlings

For some reason, we’re having a hard time believing it’s already April, but here we are! And it’s Easter! Hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend — we certainly are.  It’s 60 degrees, sunny with a breeze, an almost perfect Spring day.  After a Saturday spent with family, we had a bit to get to today, namely make another net cage. Now we have two, and it’s on to devising what to make for the other two raised beds, both of which will contain taller, climbing plants — peas and cucumbers. We also made another trip for stones for the new bed. And all that was enough for a nice Sunday.

Since we don’t have much else new to report, we thought we’d cover the seedlings, most of which are doing incredibly well. In fact, as you’ll see in the pictures below, some of them seem all too eager to get into the ground! We’ve still go sooooo much to do outside though. Hopefully we’ll be ready in time for them!

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Tray 1: The greens are now practically falling all over themselves! We might look into transplanting these in the next week or two into larger, individual containers.
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Tray 2: Here we have the good and the bad. The good is all the stuff that has come in – a row of mesclun (far left) several types of peppers, spinach, and tomatillos (far right). Sadly, a few rows of peppers did not germinate. We will likely plant some more lettuce seeds in these empty rows.
Tray 3: Nothing but amazing-ness here. All the tomatoes look great, and we've had to raise the light. Most are on the verge of 4-5 inches tall!
Tray 3: Nothing but amazing-ness here. All the tomatoes look great, and we’ve had to raise the light. Most are on the verge of 4-5 inches tall!
Tray 4: Plenty more tomatoes on the rise here. All the rows of basil have come in, as well as cilantro and just a couple squares of stevia.
Tray 4: Plenty more tomatoes on the rise here. All the rows of basil have come in, as well as cilantro and just a couple squares of stevia.

The thought of how much work we have to do this month is a little daunting, but still, this isn’t a bad way to welcome April, now is it? 🙂

 

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