After several attempts to acclimate my tomatoes to the sun, I think they're finally ready to go outside. I'm going to replant the beans that were destroyed by aphids while wielding a spray bottle of soapy water and see if they do better this time round. Rachel has given me some curly parsley and garlic chives, and those will go into the mix too. Plus the raspberries have come back all on their own.
Things are looking so nice out back!
Hopefully I don't kill any while transplanting them!
Now that we're starting to get some sunny days, I thought I'd be such a good plant mommy and set my tomatoes out in the sun all day. Mistake! I sunburned (and nearly killed) half of them! (actually, that might be a blessing in disguise since I had way to many to start with) The poor little buggers are struggleing along, and they'll probably live, but may never get as big as they would have.
The other half of the tomatoes (now that I've learned my lesson) are staying outside for a few hours at a time in the sun and doing much better than their ill-fated cousins. Hopefully they will adjust and then I can plant them outside for the summer.
My beans were growing splendidly inside, so I plated 8 of them outside in various places around the house. Two of them had roots that were so entwined that i ripped them when separating them, and they are looking pretty sad. All the others are looking pretty happy except for the one in the front yard that's getting eaten by aphids! Bad Aphids!
Rachel suggested diluted soap and water to keep the aphids at bay, so I'll have to mix up a bottle of it tonight and give the poor guy a spritz.