Finally have the seedlings out of the house, hardened off, and in the ground! 21 peppers, 10 tomatoes, and 12 okra plants. Feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. My first time starting my garden from seed and I started way way too many seeds. I was lucky though that a local non profit community garden took all my extra plants! I will definitely do a few things different next year but so far a success!
Congrats!!! At least you didn't make the mistake I made by having too few! I waaaay over estimated how much each plant produced, LOL! Ya live and ya learn. good thing I wasnt dependent on only what I could grow... I'd starve!
Live and learn is right for sure! Next year don't start tomatoes in mid February, wait until March. I figured for a first timer I would lose a lot more seedlings but every one of them made it. Must be luck lol
HB, I started a little earlier. hot peppers and tomatoes Feb 15 and the okra Feb 20. It was about the right time for the peppers as they were about 5-6 inches tall. The tomatoes I will start later as they are about a foot tall lol.
What a great idea for the "extra" plants! Maybe there is a similar organization near me. I have so many peppers. Happily this year, almost every seed germinated and gave a good strong effort. so, i have a lot of pepper starts and no more room. My friends have taken some but still, there are too many.
I put almost everything in the ground last week.Tomatoes,peppers, cukes, melons,green onions, green,lima and wax beans are ok, they were direct seeded. Now they have true leaves. So far so good. Temps have been on the cool side(50-60) at night. days are in 70s. Anyone think it will stunt the growth?
Yesterday was cool and rainy which gave me a happy surprise this a.m.- peas are flowering! yay!
My peas started blooming yesterday. "Sugar Sprint" seeds were sown on March 8th.
I'm in a bit of a dilemma regarding transplanting more tomatoes. We had some nice rain over the past two days, but the forecast later in the week calls for overnight temperatures in the 40's again. If I don't get them set out soon they won't bear fruit before August. We had triple digits last August and the tomato plants died.
If August has triple digits again this year, I'll have to change the way I grow tomatoes next year. I'll have to figure out a way to have older transplants ready in the house to go into the garden around the end of April instead of the 6 week old seedlings I've been setting out this year.