Beautiful March day with sun shining and small breeze. I can just feel spring wanting to come. So today I started my tomatoes and annual flower seeds indoors and cleared out the front flower bed.
|Tulips making their appearance.|
Starts of onions, leeks, celery, artichoke, kale, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and lettuce are already up. Once the seedlings are up I put fan on them to strengthen the stems. It's also important to keep the light 2-3 inches above the plants.
The first leaves that appear are cotyledons. Until the true leaves appear there is no need to fertilize.
Tomatoes are one of my favorite crops to grow. There are so many varieties, colors, and shapes. I have my favorites I plant every year and then I always plant new ones.
Here is a list of the finalist that will have a spot in my garden in 2017:
Paste Tomatoes: Amish Paste, Sheboygan, Principe Borghese, Hungarian Heart, Martino Roma
New Paste Tomatoes: Black Icicle, Orange Icicle, Hungarian Grushork
Cherry and Salad Tomatoes: Sungold Select, Chocolate Pear, Nyagous, Ivory Egg, Green Doctor, Topaz Or Huau U, Fourth of July
New Varieties of Cherry and Salad Tomatoes: Yellow Currant, Red Currant, Pink Tiger, Green Tiger, Pink Bumble Bee
Slicing Tomatoes: Paul Robeson,Caspian Pink, Taxi F1, Green Zebra, Ananas Noire, Blue Beauty, Pineapple, Celebrity F1
New Slicing Tomatoes: Rose De Berne, Golden King of Siberia,Amana Orange,Carbon, Cour di Bue, Dixie Golden, Kentucky Beefsteak
Flowers: Nictotania, Stocks, Snapdragon, Impatiens
|My does enjoying the sunshine.|
|These two does are due within the week.|