Thursday, February 11, 2010
Annndddd, they're off! We've got tomato germination, friends.
Last year, I started seeds at the very end of January. This year, I held off till February 2. A friend who lives "in the valley" made me wonder if I'm behind...she started hers the 2nd week of January! The only varieties that haven't germinated yet are Sungold F3 and Paul Robeson. I actually talked to them last night, in an effort to persuade them to sprout. It's a scientifically valid method, especially as I am female, or so I hear.
I'm planning on growing 18 plants, but I started 24. Six are alternates. In case one of my "first string" plants has a problem/injury, I'll put in alternate who is sitting "on the bench".
Here is a list of my varieties for this year. If I'm growing > 1, there will be a number in parenthesis:
amish gold (4)
japanese black triefle
paul robeson (2)
poland II (2)
sungold F3 (2)