The tomatoes were brought outside to great the sun when it emerged from behind trees. I began hardening the tomatoes off last weekend and now they are ready for a full day of sun. I will monitor them during the day to be sure they are well watered and are not suffering from too much sunshine, heat or wind.
The tomatoes have doubled in size since they began spending their time in the sun during the day. It is amazing to me to see how fast they are growing.
The peppers and eggplant will also spend a few morning hours in a shady spot outside today for the first time:
Missing from the pepper group are the Jalapeno peppers. These were extremely slow to germinate. I potted them up this morning and they are still under the lights for a few more days. There are still several weeks before their planting time, so hopefully they will be ok by then.
It is my first time growing Japanese Eggplant and I was surprised to see thorns on the stems and leaves:
It was a good opportunity to count up the plants and jot down their numbers so I can adjust my garden plan based on the transplants available.