Monday, April 19, 2010
Potted up tomatoes
I am now the proud mama to 50 tomato seedlings. There are 17 Legend, 31 Amish Paste and 2 Mystery tomatoes. The mystery tomatoes are from a volunteer that came up last summer. It was a nice big blocky slicer, so I decided to see what would happen from saved seed this year.
Many of the seedlings are looking a little ragged right now from their hard day, but should perk up in a few days. They still have another 4-6 weeks until plant out time.
After my last post about seedling failure, I began wondering if my whole problem could be a result of being cheap. You see I bought prepackaged seed starting cells from a very cheap store around these parts. Yes, for you New Englanders, it was the Job Lot. Bad Heather! Anyway, I may try again next year with some higher quality soil. I'm not sure what I was thinking. I know that good soil produces good plants.
Hopefully all the tomatoes will make it. There are simultaneously too many and too few seedlings. There are too many for just me and too few to share as much as I wanted to. I would start a few more, but don't have enough seeds. Next year I'll save more.