Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Babies Waiting for Spring

Seedlings have been growing in the potting shed for the last month and I don't know if it is just me transferring my feelings, but they seem to be impatiently waiting for spring.  The tomatoes, eggplant, and pepper have to wait until mid April for their garden debut. 

I fell for a new tomato hybrid this year.  I usually stick with heirloom varieties such as Cherokee Purple, Amish Paste, San Marzano, Brandywine, and Yellow Pear.  This year my tomato goal is to harvest enough paste tomatoes to make sauce to can.  When I saw Burpee's new Super Sauce Tomato, I couldn't resist trying.  I've never paid $6.50 for 25 seeds before, so these tomatoes better be amazing!  

Also growing in the potting shed are some broccoli seedlings.  I will be hardening them off this week!

I can't wait for a growing garden and yummy harvests.  I was a bit (ok, a lot) neglectful of my winter garden, so not much survived to provide fresh produce in the early spring.  However, the bees seem to appreciate my neglect.  I planted pac choi in the fall and never got around to harvesting it.  It is now flowering and the bees are flocking to it.

I'm glad someone can benefit from my gardening neglect!


  1. Its always exciting when you start moving the seedlings outside. Patience is probably one of those things you learn as you go (not too sure about that) but like you, I feel the spring in the blood and its time to plant!

  2. I don't know if my seedlings are impatient about spring as most of them barely have true leaves if that. But I'm impatient. I love being outside in the warm weather. I like winter too, but I've had enough of it by now.

  3. Neglect does seem to benefit the wildlife doesn't it. Hopefully your tomato seeds were priced for their potential yield and you will be swimming in paste tomatoes.