Last week was way colder than anybody wanted, including our tomato plants. Despite being covered by the greenhouse, we discovered black basil and frost-damaged tomato, eggplant, and pepper plants Tuesday morning. Yikes! Aside from the damaged leaves and a little more stress, I expect these plants to do fine.
It was a great relief this Memorial Day weekend when we got these plants in the ground with no more frost in sight. The planting crew (yes, the kids did help) dove in Saturday evening and all day Sunday to put in nearly 3,000 tomato plants and about 600 pepper plants. Let the summer growing season begin - Game on.
|Lida Farm planting crew with Holland Transplanter (Sylvia, Willem, Argo, Maree, and Ryan)|