The list of sprouted and potted up tomato varieties for 2011 is finally in.
It was a rocky start this season as the room that they are started in absolutely refused to heat up(I need new windows throughout the house and I am hoping that will keep our house warm in the Winter)
Then the 3 special colored tomato varieties....orange, black, and green when ripe... I sowed, decided to be duds. So I had to choose 3 more...of which one,the orange, was also a no show.
Those issues were followed by a snafu created by me myself... the tomato that I chose as a replacement black variety, based on a vague blurb on the label on the little plastic envelope the seeds arrived in, is actually a pink one....Plus the green is determinate , which of course is not really a bad thing in the kingdom of tomato-ness. It just goes to show that you need to research your varieties yourself, and not rely on the people you get your seed from to be 100% accurate.
And finally we are on our way and moving along grandly(knock wood)
So here are the varieties that I have decided on for the 2011 season...drum roll please:
German Red Strawberry
Lime Green Salad
I don't even like mentioning this one for fear of jinxing the poor thing. I only noticed that it has sprouted this morning. I feared that I would have to count it amongst the failed seeds. But nope . It is trying so hard to live. One proud little lollipop headed tomato sprout. I do so hope it survives and thrives.....
My Failed seed varieties were-
Grub's Mystery Green(and I was really looking forward to this one)
I know the seed is getting old....but not that old(yet)....oh well you can't win 'em all.
Now on to see who actually makes it into the garden. And after the Winter we just went through I can hardly contain my gardening self!!