Unlike years past, my tomato seedlings are doing great this year! In the photo, you can see the tomato seedlings I just repotted. I lifted the lights up away from the plants just to take the photo. Normally, the lights are just a few inches above the tops of the plants. The plants in the photo look so short because I buried most of the stems in the soil. The stems will root, creating a stronger root base for the plant. This year I am growing five varieties. Two for sauce: Roma and San Marzano. Two slicers: Mandarin Cross and Cherokee Purple. And a cherry: Sun Gold. I won’t plant all 26 plants, so my local gardening friends will be offered the extras.
As for non-gardening news, our solar installation begins on Monday. Derek will blog updates on the installation process.