Like other posters recently, I’m waiting for the warmer weather before I do any serious planting. The calendar may say May 2, but the weather is so cool, I’m certain those seedlings are better off in the warm house than they are outside.
I, too, have been passing a lot of vegetable gardens that are tilled, weeded, and ready for plants. My cabbage and broccoli are still doing OK, and the peas are up but progressing very slowly. My lettuce is off to a good start, but I think that’s just because I’m growing it in EarthBox planters outside my front door, and the location is providing quite a bit of protection. (see last post for more details)
Whenever the weather finally warms, there’s going to be a flurry of planting happening. It will be interesting to see what affect the cool spring has on production this summer.
BTW, my friend who planted the tomatoes early has provided protection on nights when the temperature was dipping low. She reports some growth, but very little so far. I’m again convinced the extra effort isn’t worth it.
If you want more information on the newspaper pot this seedling is planted in, check out the article I wrote about them. This is my favorite container for starting seeds.