That is some mighty fine gardening work and those tomatoes are about as nice as I've seen. They should really produce. I know the feeling about losing the fruit because all of my peaches were killed as well. I really thought that the ginseng would be damaged that was up, but somehow it pulled on out of it. Maybe the fruit trees just needed a rest:( I'm still a little skittish because I don't know if we've had Blackberry Winter yet. They've not bloomed here yet so I'll cringe when the next cold spell hits.
Good luck with you new plantings this Spring.
Sorry to hear that your fruit trees suffered the same.
I looked over both of my peach trees good and found 1 little peach on one of the trees. We have had a great crop of peaches for 4-5 years in a row (since my young trees started producing). Now I have 1 peach on two trees. I am sure going to miss them this year.
On the other hand I have not had a good crop of apples in a couple years and looks like this year may be the year the year for them.
My tame blackberries have had blooms now for about a week or a little more and our wild ones have been just starting the bloom the past 3-4 days. When I see that and the forecast is showing temps in the 80's for a week or more that is when I try to get my corn and tomatoes planted. Usually works out Ok. We'll see.
It's cool to see all your gardening TN. I've tried and tried in my region to start early, and it always goes bad. I have to listen to the old timers around here, and never plant your garden until Memorial Day, or half of it will get bit by a late frost. Our forecast for tonight is 28 degrees.
I'm in northern PA, a little south of Lake Erie. When the wind blows across the lake it brings all the cold with it. My dad was out fishing 2 weekends ago in Lake Erie, about 5 miles out, and he said there are still car sized icebergs floating around in the water. I'm expecting to get cold spells off and on for the whole month of May.
Hit the creek again yesterday morning (Saturday) and brought home 7 nice black perch and 1 small mouth.
Had a really nice small mouth bass on the line (looked like a 3 pounder) but he got under a log on me, and I finally got him out from there and then he ran up the creek and jumped I bet 3 foot out of the water shaking that head and spit my lure out. Rats ! That is how it is with smallies.. they put up a real fight.
Last Saturday I planted corn and tomatoes and strawberries...
This morning (Sunday) and week and a day later got a few pics. I see those first tomatoes coming on.