Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tomato Seedlings Pending

This is one of my favorite times of year. Tomato season is often boom or bust for me, but when I am starting seedlings I feel filled with optimism. I cruise the internet for reviews and favorites and plant way too many seedlings. I use permanest trays ala Dr. Carolyn Male and although many people recommend a sterile mix, I started my 'maters in a mixture of coarse sand (couldn't find fine), worm castings, and compost. I have a bakers rack in my garage with super cheap fluorescent light fixtures. The seeds planted so far include: Kellog's Breakfast (of course), Aunt Ruby's German Green (delicious), Cherokee Purple (my favorite, but very temperamental), Early Girl (a bush and regular), German Red Strawberry, Black Krim, Sungold, Sunsugar, Black Cherry, Mule Team, Eva Purple Ball and lots more. I will post updates as they grow.


  1. With tomatoes it's so funny. I love your enthusiasm. 'Cherokee Purple' is one of the best here in Oklahoma, while I can't grow 'Ruby's German Green'. I love 'Black Krim', 'Sungold', and 'Early Girl' is a rock as in a good producer. I hope you have a bounteous season.~~Dee

  2. Thanks Dee! I hear that you can grow some pretty great tomatoes in Oklahoma. I wouldn't be without Early Girl. She was the top producer in my tomato patch last year. I haven't grown Sungold yet, but I've heard good things. I hope that you have a bountiful season as well!