What a beautiful day! It was supposed to rain, it threatened for a good part of the day, but never did. This morning the weather was great, the Farmer's Market was a buzz with people and vendors, and we had a lovely time walking around taking it all in and getting some long overdue items. The season is still early, so there were mainly folks selling meat, baked goods and seedlings. I was able to pick up some ground beef and maple syrup, which I've been out of for about a month, and a treat of swiss chard! We ate the chard for dinner tonight and it was such a lovely fore shadowing of great food to come.
Upon returning home Husband and I had a few moments while the baby slept, and Mini played with her Grammy, to clean up our front porch and bring the seedlings out for some real sun and fresh air. This is the start of the hardening off process, to get the plants ready for their big move to the ground.
I like the weird perspective of this picture.
Note about what I did for the eggplant to get it to germinate: I used seed starting soil that was very light and airy, then placed a clear plastic dome lid on top and place the tray on a seed starting heating mat. The combo of extra heat from the mat along with moisture from the dome, and resulting condensation, made for a very happy environment for the eggplant this year.
I have Rosa Bianca, Little Finger, and Black Beauty