On Saturday we went down intending to plant and realized the whole place needed to be soaked down first. So we watered it on Saturday and let it soak in until Sunday.
After a liesurely morning, we escaped to the botttom of Cord's garden and into the warm, moist environment of the greenhouse. I drove the car down loaded with seeds and stuff we needed. I placed the seed in the middle of the greenhouse - the center bed was already planted with carrots, so we could reach them from all around. The beds make a large U shape so we just worked our way around. As we went Wulfgar got more and more interested and Cord started handing him seeds to plant with him. He also fetched a pile of bottomless milk jugs to double cover some warm loving plants.
We learned to plant the tomatoes from seed when they sprouted last year in January - from compost added to the soil.
We added the jugs for a little extra warmth and moisture. It took us a few hours, then we went back home and relaxed. It felt so good to get the whole thing planted.
As always, I love to hang out with Cord but on this day we had our 9 year old, having fun and planting seeds like it's in his blood, so it was even better.
Oh, and if you are wondering - we love Verbascum (Mullein) so much we let them grow wherever we want - we're not scared. It's an amazing plant - and on my useful plant list.
We will show you growth as it comes - before you know it we will have our wall of tomatoes again.