I've been slow to post, just because I've been busy with the other part of my working life (the playwriting part), so I've been lax in saying thanks to everyone who helped out last Thursday when we put a few hundred more plants in the ground. Thanks very much to Keff, Jeff, and Noah, for helping ferry down more than 20 trays of seedlings from the greenhouse. We were joined by Laurie, Neal, Kira, Alexis, Allison, Yvonne (who brought us some heirloom tomato seedlings), and Tracy. With all those available hands, we got the plants in the ground very quickly. (The planting went faster than carrying them down and sorting them.)
I'm happy to report that the plants seem to have handled the transition very well. The tomatoes in particular (with the exception of one) seem pretty happy. The cucumbers still have yellowish leaves and I"m not sure they're going to grow very much. The greenhouse might just have stressed them too much.
Laurie sent these photos of the afternoon:
Allison and Alexis all smiles after the hard work of digging in the plants.
Neal and Yvonne
and the way it all looked when we finished:
Just give it another six or seven weeks, and the whole fence will be green.
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