If I could grow tomatoes on the counter all year, I wouldn't have to clean the kitchen.
You can't even see it!
Yesterday I decided the four indoor tomatoes might be outgrowing their 1-gallon pots, so I up-potted them to a 2-gallon size. Three of the four came out of their pots in one solid piece. The roots were beginning to show on the outside of the root ball, but not bad. The fourth plant didn't want to leave its home, and half the roots stayed in the pot. It looked a little droopy all afternoon, but by this morning it had perked up and looked healthier than ever. I brought a little table out of the shed, and set it up next to the wire shelf on the corner of the patio, where it gets morning sun (when there is such a thing). I let them stay out all day yesterday, and brought them in last night. Out again this morning, back in tonight. That will probably be the routine for the next three weeks.
I'm getting my exercise, that's for sure. I counted the trips.....15 times to get most of the seedlings from the bedroom to the patio, one trip to get others from the laundry room to the patio, and four trips to carry the big tomatoes out. Then it's all repeated in reverse in the evening.
Today I planted 32 small plastic cups of corn. I've never started corn inside before, I've only direct seeded it, so this will be a new experience. I've planned two small corn plots this year. The first will be a 4'x8' and hold 32 plants on 12" spacing. The second, to be planted a couple of weeks later, will be 4'x10' and hold 40 plants. I need to plant another half dozen cups tonight to ensure I end up with a full 32 plants.