It was still cloudy and wet out today so there was not much to be done outside. All of a sudden parts of the lawn are looking shaggy and there soil is too wet for any gardening activities. It was a good time to put in a little time with the seedlings. I have a bunch of seeds that were planted late in April, maybe two weeks ago that will be transplanted into the corn field when it is warmer out. They are only a couple weeks old but already the roots are growing out the bottom of the seed cells so it is time to get them in a bigger pot. When I seeded the cells for the melons and squashes I seeded some as singles and some with two or three seeds in a pot. The singles will be planted in rows and the multiples will be planted in hills. The multiples were the most crowded and so they were transplanted from a 2 inch cell to a red solo cup. Here are the rows of transplanted cups. the smaller white cups in the middle are the brandywine and big beef tomatoes. The acorn squashes are in the front and the Pumpkins are in the back and the squashes--zucchini, yellow and butternut are in the two rows behind the tomatoes.
I started an inventory of the seedlings that are doing well and hopefully will be ready for transplanting in two to three weeks into the gardens. I think we may have some extras to share.
Last year we got an earlier start on tomatoes. We started them in two batches the earliest ones intended for pots and the later planting intended to go into the ground. By the time we had gotten to our last frost date the tomatoes were starting to flower. We are not gong to be nearly that ready this year. I have started planting some of the tomatoes into big pots. These will make the trip to the twin cities for Nikole's garden and yard. Two brandywines: