After a warm March, April is starting out much cooler! The colder weather has destroyed some flowers, but it will also allow us more time to get to those time sensitive spring chores. It allows more time for writing and reading our garden logs and completing indoor tasks such as seeding. As the warmth returns, take a deep breath and prioritize what must be completed vs. what could be postponed for a day or two. Remember, gardening is our hobby and we do not need any more pressures or deadlines!
Things to do:
For tomatoes, if you sowed your seed in a tray and the first leaves or Cotyledons are now well develop, tease apart the seedlings and install the plants in individual cells. Tomato seedlings can be planted deep, since roots will develop along the entire stem, providing a stout and strong plant (see images below – before planting on the left, planted on the right).