#WeekendCoffeeShare – Tomato Seedlings 2023

Good morning! Welcome to #WeekendCoffeeShare, thank you for joining me on this gloomy, cloudy, and/or rainy spring day.

I would like to share some photos of my tomato seedlings, all the seeds were sowed on April 2, 2023. After being outside for the last 2 weeks or so, I had to bring them back inside last night as the temperature was supposed to drop to around 45-degrees-Fahrenheit. Tomatoes and peppers don’t like night temperatures below 50 and I’ve come too far to have Mother Nature ruin the progress.

Tomato seedlings 2022

Compared to the tomato seedlings from 2022, which were started on April 1, 2022, yeah, this year’s seedlings are definitely more vigorous growing than the last. I’m trying to think what I gave my seedlings this year to make it go beastly. All I can come up is fertilizer and a plant supplement (sort of like a vitamin). Hmm… maybe that’s it.

Judging from the appearance of the seedlings, I might need to plant some before leaving on my trip next week.

Speaking of my trip, I can’t believe I’m heading to the UK a week from today (next Saturday). I am so not ready for the trip. I have barely started packing. My drip irrigation isn’t set up. There are still so many holes in the system I need to either plug or modify. There’s also a million things that need to get done at work so I don’t come back to get buried in work.

Meanwhile, mom is once again being a pain in the ass. She doesn’t want to stay in the hotel that’s currently booked for 4 nights because it’s too expensive at $140 USD per night. Instead of searching for hotels herself, she wants me to do it. I don’t know about you but when I only have 3-and-half days in London, I don’t want to spend a day lugging around my suitcase sight-seeing when I don’t have to.

One good thing came out of this week and that is I got my annual raise. Yay! My 5-year work-anniversary is coming up and honestly, I didn’t think I’d last this long. My previous longest job held was 3 years. Now, let’s go for 5 more years.

#weekendcoffeeshare is hosted by Natalie of Natalie the Explorer. I appreciate you stopping by. Until next we chat. ๐Ÿ™‚

22 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare – Tomato Seedlings 2023

  1. Yinglan, your seedings are gorgeous. I’m so jealous! Also, I want to be your mother and stay in a place that is ONLY $140 USD per night. That’s a steal! Stick to your guns, girlfriend. Sometimes mom’s don’t get their own way. Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary! Go for another 5 years, then it get easy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜€
      Is lodgings in London expensive? I think it gets cheaper as we get farther from city center. The hotel we’re staying in is near King’s Cross Station and it seems like this area is a little bit less expensive than, say, Hyde Park. Hopefully, it’s a good area.

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      1. Hi Yinglan. I would say that London lodgings are expensive, but when my mom and I went years ago, we stayed in a college dorm because we went with a college group. Big cities everywhere are expensive, though. I would be thrilled with $140 per night.

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      2. Wow, your experience reminds me of the time when I was planning a trip to Japan a few years ago. I ended up canceling the trip but when I was planning the trip, the only affordable lodging I could find hostels. However, when I was researching lodging in Japan a few days ago, all I could find were 4 or 5 stars hotels at an affordable prices. I think the pandemic might had done something to this area of travel.

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  2. The seedlings look great! How exciting! You are going to get a lot of tomatoes. We’ve had a very cold spring, and for the longest tome I thought I’d skip tomatoes this year, but decided to plant some anyway. Mine are not as big as yours yet.

    Enjoy your trip!

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  3. Congrats YingLan on those plants (they look wonderfully healthy) and those 5 successful years and the raise to confirm you’re doing a good job and have been recognized for it.
    But about this trip. I too and envious, but in your place, I’d not agreed to go with your mom, but since that’s already decided, I’d conveniently not get around to shopping for a different hotel.
    I hope you have a great time and tell us all about it.

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    1. Oh Gary, you have no idea how long I’ve declined the trip (since January) but one can only be called silly and stupid for not going on vacation so many times before giving in. *sigh
      The raise is something I look forward to each May but the 5 years just made it feel more special. ๐Ÿ™‚
      I do hope the trip will go smoothly.


  4. Congratulations on the raise and your longevity with this company. Yes, $140 seems expensive, but everything is more expensive than we want it to be–INFLATION! Ask yourself (or your mom) just how many times you will go to London. If you think the hotel will be good, then don’t waste your time looking for something else. You have enough on you right now and you would probably just find that London prices are indeed big city prices! Your tomato plants are fantastic!

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    1. There is absolutely so much going on right now as my mom is expecting me to plan the whole trip. Meanwhile it’s gardening season and there are so much to plant. In my opinion, $140 is an okay price, considering we often pay about $300 for motels near Yellowstone in July.

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