We have been sick.
We have been replacing the floors in our home.
We have been surviving...just.
There is nothing like watching their little stems and leaves push up out of the soil. There is a promise that seems to come with that saying: "I will produce food!"
Once the seeds are sown, the care of them is pretty simple. Make sure the soil stays moist until the shoot, then water as needed - do not let the soil dry out. Make sure they have sufficient sun everyday and are protected from cats (read this post :) and dogs, little hands, too much water (as in rain) or drying out.
When the first pair of true leaves show up, you can prepare your garden beds where they will be transplanted, but for tomatoes you will want to repot them in a larger pot, putting the stem just a little deeper than before.
This will need to happen for tomatoes 2 or 3 times and it makes the plant form a strong stem and root ball. Only then will you plant them out. I will cover planting out in the next post.
And around our little farm in the city here are some other happenings...
|Broad beans harvested by the basket!|
|Seed potatoes ready to be planted|
|Cavalo Nero (Kale) in soups and quiche|
|Spring sprung and the figs are here!|
|1 of the 2 beautiful lemons we have :)|
|Worm compost ready for use|
That's all folks! How things going with your spring garden preparation?