First- We got just short of an inch of rain yesterday! Great!
That means that the ground can’t be worked for a few days, so it’s been a great day for Will and I to catch up on work in the greenhouse. Our tomatoes, which were started in micro-blocks, and then moved to 2-inch blocks, we’re already outgrowing their blocks and were ready to be potted up into their own 4 inch pots! It was a great opportunity for us to inventory everything we had, and find out exactly how many we had of each….it’s a lot! We’re happy to have a lot of diversity and a lot of healthy plants, but they sure take up a lot of room in our greenhouse. We’re already having to find creative ways to make more room in our greenhouse, and having to pot up our tomatoes sure made that even more complicated!
We are trying about 30 varieties this year. We have both cherries and slicers, and a lot of diversity in color, patterns, and of course, flavor!
These are our varieties for the year:
|AUNT RUBYS GERMAN GREEN|
|REV. MORROW’S LONG KEEPER|
|DR WYCHE YELLOW|
|JUJUBE CHERRYBLACK CHERRY|
We’ll also be emailing out this list of varieties and their descriptions with pictures when our tomatoes start fruiting, so that at the end of the season we can hear from everybody what they liked and what they didn’t, so we know what to keep growing next year, and we can also try out some more! That is the beauty of heirloom seed- the variety in the seed bank is so large! If you are interested in reading more about any of these varieties (there is often a great story behind the seeds) or reading more about heirlooms in general, check out Baker’s Creek heirloom seed company. ( http://www.rareseeds.com )