Right now we have about 37 degrees, so its not warm by a long shot. I guess we should be in the 40's & 50's for normal years. Maybe we'll make it today. Its not windy today like it has been for the last 3, so it feels a bit warmer. According to forecasts this past weekend, we were hopefully going to have 40 degree temps with maybe a rain shower - but they are now saying the rain may end up being snow though they haven't changed the likely temperatures much.
I'm arguing with myself about starting tomatoes this early. I want to do it, but every time i start tomatoes indoors i end up with leggy creatures that gain little time on the season because i have to lay them down and bury them to the top 5 inches. The strength of the seedling light seems to make little difference. I think its the house temperature that is the main factor. The lights give off heat too.
If i do start tomatoes indoors, i'll have to put away the tank and drag out the white plastic shelves. The tank does not have enough room for 2 plastic trays and with the white shelves the lights can be raised and lowered. I'll need help with moving the tanks and it will have to be done during a nap time- but those haven't been happening much lately.
I have houseplants that need tending too. I killed my Meyer Lemon. Its really too bad cause it was doing so well. It was getting big so i repotted it. I had to put it in another room to keep it safe from my toddler who likes to pluck leaves ( you should see my poor grapefruit tree). Well i forgot to water it too long and it is very definitely dead. I might try one again sometime.
Now or soon, i need to pot up my little fig. Its going to need more than a 5 inch pot soon. Even my sweet bay could use an upgrade. One of my clove seedlings has been repotted, the other from Horizon Herbs could use it too- though it came in a much larger pot than the eBay one. Its doing fantastic, the eBay one is much smaller.
I'm still waiting on the Hoya flowers to open, the buds are getting noticeably larger each day.
I might go out and try removing some of the snow on the grapes, like i said before- if a nap happens. Once i get the chance to do that, it should warm up quickly since there is a black weed block surrounding them.
After taking a closer look i realized there is too much snow for me to move easily. So that's out.
There is a nap happening now so i'm going to see if i can move those tanks. I move things by sliding them or "walking" them corner pivot to corner- so if i'm lucky i may get it done without too much trouble.