Also, it snowed AGAIN last night. I'm quite tired of it. In a month, we are supposed to be planting. Go away snow!! You are no longer welcome (not that you ever really were to be honest)! One days it's near 70, the next we're lucky if it makes it to 50. Yuck, yuck, yuck.
Though the weather is absolutely terrible outside, the starts are coming right along indoors. We had a really good sprout ratio. So good, I'm going to have to do some serious thinning. I hate picking out perfectly good plants. I plucked a lot but I still have to thin out the tomatoes and peppers. In previous years I had troubles getting the peppers to sprout. The addition of the lights and seed mat made it much more productive. Let's hope it continues that way!
I love to plant squash early before the bugs come. We'll direct sow as well, but the first ones are the best because there's no competition with the pests!