Friday, April 6, 2012
Tomatoes for 2012 and a Full Pink Moon
We have a full Pink Moon rising tonight.
If you click on the spreadsheet it will enlarge.
I should have made a column for the vendor but will list them here for now. I purchased seeds from Botanical Interests, Baker Creek Heirloom and Seeds of Change. I also had some seeds I saved from my tomatoes I have grown over the last six years.
I really enjoy saving my own seeds, but I also love to add new varieties each year, now if I had just won that big lottery last week I could have bought more land to plant more tomatoes! Oh well, one must not get greedy and we are very fortunate to have the space we do to plant.
Just in case you can't read the small print on my spreadsheet here is a list of the tomatoes we are growing this year:
Anna Russian Pink
Big White Pink Striped
German Queen Pink
Gold Medal Yellow
Paul Robeson Black
Purple Russian Purple
San Marzano (2)
Southern Night Black (2)
Still to plant
I purchased some seed potatoes from Ronniger Potato Farm. I tried just three varieties; Purple Peruvian Fingerling, Sangre, and La Ratte. Most have sprouted eyes and I am hoping to get those planted this weekend. I already have a Rose Pink French Fingerling and a Yukon Gold planted in a small bed and some under one of the orange trees again. I have no idea why they grow so well under the tree but they do.
Also planted seed for Cocozelle, an Italian zucchini and an early Crookneck Yellow Squash yesterday. Still lots more seed packages in my basket to get in. Looks like our Easter will be playing in the dirt and not much time at the table.