Ides of March

Been tinkering a bit with the theme. Going to take a bit of tinkering to get it like I want it really, especially since it’s a “learn as you go” type of a situation. I think I actually liked Twenty Ten better than Twenty Eleven but just the basic theme will do for now.

It’s hard to believe these tomato babies are a whole six weeks old now. Or maybe not so hard, they’re certainly doing well. Had a brief scare when they started yellowing early on (and you can see a bit of that in the photo) but although at the time I thought I may have been overwatering them, now I’m more inclined to believe that they had simply outstripped their nutrients. Shortly after that I started watering about every other time with a half-strength fertilizer solution and saw no more yellow. Actually I’m to the point where I have to harden them off, they’ve gotten so tall that there’s quite a size difference between them and a lot of the other starts (basil, parsley, lettuce, etc.) and I’m having to put the shorter plants up on an upside down flat to raise them up closer to the lights.

There’s no cold weather in the forecast for at least the next week, maybe even to the end of the month. It’s very possible I’ll be planting these babies in the next few days.


2 thoughts on “Ides of March

  1. Bloody hell… 70s temps there?! It has been snowing. IWe had sun today and rain is on the way. We may hit the 50s. I just started my tomato, pepper and tobacco sees this week. Planting tomatoes in the ground right now is impossible. The soil is still frozen. A pickax will not crack it. (grin)

    Oh… got a new puppy last month. (big grin)

  2. Oh, 70s, that’s *so* last week ;). Been getting up close to 80. So much for the winter vegetables. I’m just afraid it bodes ill for a scorching summer. I hate boding.

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