I also decided that yesterday was finally the day to plant tomato and pepper seeds. It's just about eight weeks before the Victoria Day long weekend, which is when I plan to put them out. I felt too cheap this year to pay shipping charges to a mail-order company, so I had to make do with varieties available from the seed racks at the hardware store. We planted indeterminate Early Girls, a hybrid and a dependably early producer in our climate, Bush Beefsteak, an open-pollinated, large and early variety, as well as one Tiny Tim, an open-pollinated, dwarf cherry tomato. The peppers are Tequila Sunrise, a sweet, orange, pointed pepper that hopefully will have time to ripen.
There's still plenty of snow outside, and more in the forecast, but the days are warming up a little. I'm pretty sure I'll go crazy if spring doesn't come soon, so it's nice to have a few green things coming up inside to remind us that, eventually, winter will have to go.