Last year had such an early spring that this year i'm not sure what to make of the weather. I hope we end up having a warm summer or this will not be a good garden year.
My tomato seeds are beginning to pop up and so far it looks like good germination.
|poor dead Cherokee Purple|
Except for the Banana Legs tomatoes. This looks like signs of old seeds, the first time i have experienced bad seed from Pinetree
|Headless seedling on the left, often a sure sign of old seed. Low germination in general. I'll likely re-sow these.|
The Cherokee Purple died of damping-off by the looks of it. Maybe the seedling was weaker than it looked. I haven't had damping-off in a long time. I wasn't able to afford sterile seed-starting soil this year, so for a 10 year old seed, it must have been a bad combination.
The Hoya flowers are opening
Unfortunately they are too high to sniff because they are near the top of a window that is at the sink- and i don't climb chairs or cupboards anymore. I do catch a faint whiff of hyacinth-like scent with a bit of baby powder....i think its coming from the flowers.
Today we had rain, so the new snowcover is going away. I think tonight is going to be our first frost-free night in a long time- temps expected to stay in the upper 30's. Daytime temps forecast to be mid 40's to low 50's. If the sun comes out it could turn out warmer.