I also managed to show restraint, in that I didn’t plant the ENTIRE seed packet at once, as I have done in years past. Instead, I planted about a third of the seed, and will reseed into the gaps as necessary every two weeks or so, to make sure that I keep having vegetables this spring.
Also pricked some of the double- or triple-sprouts from Round I seeding into their own cells. Of the Round I seeds, the TS “Taxi,” UPS “Black Prince,” TS “Sun Gold,” and UPS “Stupice” being the most vigorous and reliable, and the TS “Indigo Rose” and TS “Brandywine” the lowest rate of germination. Round I has been in the dirt about three weeks, and everything that’s planning on germinating likely has at this point. Several of the most vigorous seedlings already have true leave, but all at least have healthy cotyledons.
I haven’t decided what I’ll be planting in Round III yet; I’ve planted all planned varieties of tomatoes and peppers for 2013, so I might start broccoli and lettuce to get a head start on main season greens.