Eggplants and Peppers Transplanted
The Asian eggplants, bell peppers, and jalapeños were hardened off and planted out in the garden.
So were the tomatoes: home-grown Zebra and Cherry, plus Greenmarket-purchased plum (all my plum tomato seedlings died in the Great Hardening-Off Tragedy of 2012).
The golden chard started to show its true colors...
...and the pea shoots started climbing up their trellis, er, fence.
The cilantro started looking less like a generic seedling and more like itself...
And the green zucchini finally emerged from its mound (the squash I grew is the teeny tiny seedling to the right of the big one, which is a purchased crookneck squash).
The kale got too dense and refused to grow any bigger...
Smaller Kale Forest
...so I thinned it out to give each plant a little breathing (and growing!) room.
But at least they died for a cause. These tender kale shoots ended up in a simple marinated kale salad.
And now, the pièce de résistance: my first tomato! This is one of the plum tomato plants I purchased, so it's little bit ahead of my seedlings in its development.