When you plant eight tomato seeds in the bottom of a two litre milk carton things eventually get a little crowded. These seedlings were started on March 15th and they haven't looked back. They are part of My Great Canadian Tomato Experiment which is coming along quite nicely. Altogether I have 13 of these Petitebec cherry tomato plants, more than enough for the family and a few extras to share. The plants each put on some vigorous growth after their transplants so far.
While I have great hopes for the tomatoes, I'm even more excited about my single pepper seedling. It's what I have to show after the dismal results of Operation Pepper. Dozens of seeds sown, only one seedling. Even so, it is quite the seedling. If I were shopping at a garden centre, this seedling would definitely look good enough for a purchase. I mean, it looks like the real deal doesn't it? Needless to say, this little plant is getting a liitle extra attention. I'm almost dreading putting it into the ground outside where the nasty squirrels will get their grubby little paws all over it. Note to self: devise some sort of squirrel deterrent. That should be no problem at all.
Everybody has a little more elbow room now and some fresh new soil. They can settle in by the kitchen door for about another month. Next stop for these guys is the potager (I'm calling my veggie patch a potager from now on in hopes of generating some good veggie vibes). If the seedlings are any indication, it's going to get a little crowded in there, and that's a good thing.