"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
Robert Louis Stevenson

Monday, March 3, 2014

Tomato Seedlings, Tomato Update 2014

I put the tomato plants on the window ledge during our rainstorm this past weekend. I have had them outdoors now for several weeks.  My plan is to put them out in the raised beds sometime around the third week of March, if the weather permits. We have had hail storms in mid-March in past years so waiting until the end of March will be a wise choice.

My plants this year are as follows:

San Marzano
Southern Night
Ponderosa (also know as Henderson's Pink Ponderosa)
Gold Medal
Chocolate Stripes
Black Krim
Cherokee Purple
Big White Pink Stripe
Flame (also known as Hillbilly)
Dr. Wyche's 
German Queen
Green Zebra
I still may put in Goliath if I can find a plant at the nursery.  I didn't save seeds from last year and I really liked this one for canning.  

Cherry Tomatoes:

Gold Nugget
Brown Cherry
Green Grape
Super Snow White
Bicolor Cherry

Poha (also known as Cape Gooseberry  Physalia peruviana L.)

Steve Goto will be speaking at Green Thumb Nursery on March 8th and the 18th and I plan on attending his seminar.  Hopefully they will have some San Marzano and Goliath plants for sell. 

1 comment:

  1. I envy your garden season!. I live in Denver, and our earliest plant date for tender crops like tomatoes is Mother's Day, unless wall-o-waters or other protections are used. I made the mistake of startign my tomatoes Feb 1s. Never again! I how have foot high plants (30 of them) that have 7 more weeks before they can go in the groud. I'm going to pot them up to gallon pots soon, and hope and pray that the days are more consistently warm so they can outside and not live in my dining room. Even then, nights won't be consistently above 45 until late April, and today is only 28 degrees, though yesterday was 70.


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