Originally Posted by Saddlebag
My tomato and cucumber seedling are almost two inches tall and I wonder if I will ever get them in the ground as we are still getting frost at night. I was thinking back to when one horse arrived, it was an easter weekend and the ground was already fairly dry with pleasant temps. And now I'm seeing fine snow.
I started tomatoes again, this year. I bought myself a 4-rack, inside greenhouse that has a plastic cover with 2 zippers in the front. I've transplanted all of my different types of tomatoes once, and some peppers. The first day, on the east facing porch, they all perked up and are doing very well. My MIL wouldn't put her tomatoes out until Memorial Day. THIS year is so cold, that I'm thinking of putting them out in the exisiting carrot bed--carrots love tomatoes, ya know--2nd week of June. My gardening forum friends have commented that the late starts catch up with the early ones, so you don't gain much, unless you have cold frames. Cold frames are great, but you have to babysit according to the weather. On my enclosed front porch I can use my little space heat, that looks like a woodburning stove to warm it up. I did that twice in April.