Today its nice out, sunny with a breeze and only in the 70sF which I prefer.
At last I'm seeing blossoms on one of my cucumber plants, the Spacemaster, above.
In checking on a couple of my bagged tomato plants, from which I am saving seeds this year, I am happy to report that little green tomatoes are already forming inside. Above is one of the Red Zebra plants.
This above is the Li'l Pink tomato plant, also with greenies.
In the north we don't have a very long growing season, so like many others, I'm eager to see things harvested but still we have to wait a bit longer. I've learned that its better to start tomato seeds that have an earlier maturity rate than most. I can't be waiting for one that takes 90 days. That would mean no tomatoes before nearly Labor Day, which is getting too close to frosty nights in our part of the continent. Even those that mature in 70 days I would be cutting it close to blight season, that time of the year when the blight takes out so many tomatoes.
Luckily there are several varieties that mature in 56-70 days which makes it easier to garden for us northerners.