Today I started the tomato seeds out in the greenhouse. During the past cold days, I spent some time making "seed mats" with the various types of tomato seeds that I'm trying this year. I'm not sure if this will work, but it seemed to make sense to me - the cheap napkins will hold the seeds in place when I'm watering them and will add another layer of moisture. I hope I didn't make a mistake, but time will tell.
This year I'm trying: 1)Beefsteak, 2)Snow White, 3)Sleeping Lady, 4)Cherokee Purple, 5)Great White, 6)Juanne Flammee, 7) Red Star, and 8)Cherry Mix (this is a packet that's two years old, with various colors of cherry tomatoes, so not sure what will come up.)
I filled the pots up about 1/2 way, then put each little mat down, and covered them with more soil.
This past week he also pruned the peach and the plum trees. We're looking forward to lots of fruit this year, and he wants to add a couple more peach trees. We really loved that Rio Grande Peach, so we'll look for those.
Rio Grande PeachAnd the blackberry plants are continuing to spread. Hope to actually see some berries on them this year!