You remember all that warm weather we were having in April? Me too. Remember how it snowed recently? Let's just say this has not been the best spring for gardening. I have had really poor germination on everything I direct seeded (carrots, turnips, beets, kale, lettuce) due to the sudden dip in temperatures, so those crops will be a little light or absent for the first several shares.
Due to this unpredictable weather, I postponed putting out my transplants for as long as I could. The tomatoes were so tall they were hitting the fluorescent lights they were growing under. So, I had to get those into the ground as soon as possible. Luckily, they were going in the hoophouse, which provides them a little more protection in case of big temperature swings.
So I planted out the 120 tomato plants I grew from seed. I really wasn't expecting so many to germinate and grow well...but they did. So, there are a lot of tomatoes. A. Lot.
They are spaced closer together than I would like, because I still wanted to get them all in the hoophouse. We'll see if the close spacing affects their production at all.