seed planting! Oh, what a treat for me to get my seeds out and get some plants started. First priority went to tomatoes, of course, and I've got Scinocca Plum, Franchi Italian red pear, 1884 Beefsteak, Azoychka Orange Beefsteak, Amish Brandywine, Striped German, Djena Lee's Golden Girl (we love the description of this one from The Cottage Gardener) and more. I especially love being able to plant my saved tomato seeds and I've got Tigerella, huge long-pointed paste, Andrea's Large Round Italian, Silvery Fir, Yellow Pear Cherry, Brown Berry Cherry, Red Roma Cherry and some paste varieties.
I planted these with a friend on Friday and then on Saturday I asked S if there were any particular varieties he wanted more of or if he thought we needed more. We did a quick count of how many were already planted and then his answer was that "88 tomato plants almost seems normal", meaning that I'd never done anything in a normal way before so why stop now with only 88 plants. And, instead of taking this as an insult, I took it as encouragement and planted more. :-) Now, I just need to find more tables to put in the sun room because the table and book shelf are filled. There are so many tomato varieties I'd love to try -Boxcar Willie is one, just because my mom used to have a cat with the same name - wouldn't it be nice to be able to taste one of every tomato and then choose your favourites to plant? Would love to hear if you have a particular "must-try" favourite.