First Seedlings from the Greenhouse

Germination Shed April 14, 2019

Sunday I brought home the kale seedlings I planted March 10 from the farm. They are ready to go into the ground as soon as the soil is prepped, maybe this week. Five weeks from seed to seedling.

In the garden, seeds planted April 9 have not germinated, although temperatures have been cold. Halfway through April, I’m anxious to spend more time in the garden. Looking at the last couple of years I kept records, the garden is where it has been in these days of weird weather.

I planted tomatoes in the greenhouse yesterday, more than I thought, and more than I will use, 360 seedlings.

Here’s what I planted by tray:

Tray One

(Slicers)
Brandywine, Seed Savers Exchange, 80 days from transplant.
Martha Washington, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, 78 days.
German Pink, Seed Savers Exchange, 85 days from transplant.
Beefsteak, Ferry — Morse, 80 days.
Abe Lincoln, Ferry — Morse, 70-77 days.
Early Girl Hybrid, Ferry — Morse, 52 days.
Better Boy Hybrid, Ferry — Morse, 70-75 days.
Big Boy Hybrid, Ferry — Morse, 78 days.

Tray Two

(Plum)
Amish Paste, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, 85 days.
Moskvich, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, 60 days.
Granadero, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, 75 days.
Speckled Roman, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, 85 days.
(Slicers)
Nepal, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, 78 days.
Black Krim, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, 80 days.

Tray Three

(Cherry)
Red Cherry, Ferry — Morse, 70-75 days.
Jasper, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, 60 days.
White Cherry, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, 59 days.
Clementine, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, 68 days.
Matt’s Wild Cherry, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, 60 days.
Taxi, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, 64 days.
(Grape)
Red Pearl, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, 58 days.
(Plum)
Roma, Ferry — Morse, 85-90 days.

“I planted too many tomatoes,” I told the farmer.

“You can never have too many tomatoes,” she said.

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