Monday, February 27, 2012

Already on the long road to tomato season

16°C, 17°, 18°...what a difference there is when temperatures leap from one extreme to another. Earlier last week it hovered around 8°C/mid-40°F. Now it has doubled and everything and everyone is suddenly bursting with energy (never seen so many people waiting in line at the car wash on a Sunday!). I've been gradually hardening off the tomato plants although I'm afraid we'll probably suffer another cold snap next month. I'm not too worried though, because we have enough space to keep them indoors for as long as they need to stay in. Today they make 7 weeks and one day old, and I've also potted up Cherokee Purple and Marmande seeds to round out this year's tomato crop. I just hope we don't get any blight for 2012.

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  1. they look great! I hope they will stay healthy this year.

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  2. Hi Rowena,hoping your winter was warm and cosy, much snow?
    Great little tomato seedlings, looking forward to following your Summer gardening journey......Ciao

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  3. Kat - crossing fingers, because of all the tomatoes that were turned into sauce, oven-dried or stewed, the oven-dried cherry tomatoes were used up first.

    Andrea - it snowed very late in winter and caused a bit of trouble from north to south but now everything is back to normal. I'm glad to be back on the gardening wagon!

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