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Sungold sprouts and other signs of spring...

Posted 3/26/2019

Welcome to spring! We are a few days into the 12 hours of daylight and counting....yesterday the first seedlings emerged in the greenhouse, and we are pretty excited to see that promise of summer abundance. Sungold tomatoes are a clear favourite in our household and on our market tables. Here they are, bursting forth, without even a true leaf yet to show. 
Sungold and cherry tomato seedlingsSungold and cherry tomato seedlings

 

 

These seedlings will need several more weeks in their open flats, and with a few sets of those true leaves on good and strong, we'll carefully move them into individual seedling trays, where their roots will have more space and time to establish. Depending on the spring weather patterns, these little ones will receive daily or twice daily attention in the seedling greenhouse for the first 6-8 weeks of their life cycle. We'll look to balance that right amount of moisture and heat and light and nutrients, before the next steps, which are transplanting the mature seedlings in the high tunnels, or in the prepared field beds. Delayed gratification for sure--once we've transplanted these Sungold beauties, we'll be nurturing them in the ground for almost 60 more days until first harvest.