Down in the basement finally starting some of our favorite crops; basil, frisee and Tuscan kale (Lacinato). We’ll start tomatoes in about 3 weeks. We like yellow brandywines because they are heirloom, big and unlike many yellows, taste like tomatoes. We’ll do a few Mr. Stripies mostly for the color – some kind of hybrid red like Top Sirloin and I’m leaning toward a pleated beauty called Genovese to round it out. Yes we grow way too many tomatoes. In bike news the Bottecchia is spotless and ready to roll but another shaky forecast for the week ahead so I’m ready with one of my old Schwinns with fenders and aggressive road tires if necessary.