I haven’t killed them yet!
Even though I finished the classroom portion of the Master Gardener program at CSU and am now doing the mandatory volunteer hours (so I'm supposed to know something), it still thrills to no end me every time a seed actually sprouts or I see plants growing just like they're supposed to in my garden.
Or, in the case of these tomato, pepper and eggplant seedlings, on my deck. In the sunshine. I've been transitioning them to life outside all week. They've been in a shady area that gets early morning sun for about 45 minutes and diluted afternoon late afternoon sun for an hour or so. Today, I moved them out to a sunny spot on the deck before I left for work.
I ran home at lunch to check on them and make sure they weren't cooking. I was so happy to see them green and upright that I had to take a picture. I also moved them back into the shade, since I can't check on them periodically to make sure they don't get too scorched.
As you can see, a few of the tomato plants got a little sun-bleached. The first year I started tomato plants from seed, I killed more than half of them by putting them in direct sun on their first day outside.
Tomorrow and Sunday these plants are getting even more sun.
I can almost taste that first tomato...