Sunday, April 05, 2009
Heirloom Tomatoes for our May 23 Sale
All our seedlings are now up! Tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, hot peppers, lettuce, kale, broccoli, brussel sprouts, herbs and some flowers...
We have a hard time holding back when it comes to trying new varieties of tomatoes - I should say, I have a hard time, and always love to plant new varieties as well as old ones (testing whether I have kept seeds viable yet one more year). We have a membership with Seeds of Diversity, and were planning to order more heritage seeds through the extensive directory, but by now we've already planted 21 varieties of tomatoes (which translates to more than 21 full flats when they are all transplanted up into 3 inch containers for the sale), so our greenhouse won't hold much more.
Varieties we have started:
Reds - Early Girl, Stupice, Patio, Glamour, Bonny Best, Yukon Red
Pinks - Polish Pink, Pink Ponderosa, Brandywine
Yellow - Yellow Plum, Yellow Cherry, Moonglow
Orange - Sungold Cherry, Mennonite Orange
Purples - Purple de Milpa, Cherokee Purple
Greens - Green Zebra, Tomatillo (technically not a tomato, but is used in salsas so included here)
Cherry - Sweetie, Peacevine, Isis Candy, Sub Arctic Cherry (also Sungold, Yellow Plum)