I may have gotten a little Ambitious this year! I am totally cool with growing 72 Tomato plants. Yes, call me crazy. Last year was a dissapointing Tomato season for me and many others. Although, I am not growing them all for me. I am hoping to swap some plants with others and I am selling some to friends and family. Who knows maybe I will make back what I invested, that would be nice. I do plan on growing at least 30-40 in my own Garden. Most of them will make Marinara sauce,salsa, bruschetta, diced and tomato paste to can for the winter months when I am missing fresh garden tomatos.
This weekend I got busy transplanting my seedlings into bigger containers! Since I am recovering from surgery, this was an easy enough job for me to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. I took all my seedlings to the patio table and transplanted away!
I started them in the jiffy pellets that came in thier own little green house. I had great success. I had only 3 tomato plants that did not germinate.
I used a good potting soil with a couple of rabbit poop pellets and got right to work!
As you can see I filled each container with the soil and rabbit poo. I do this in a bigger bucket, this way I dont waste any soil!
It took me about an hour to do all of them. I did bury as much of the stem as possible to get a really good root system started. In about a month, they will all hit the raised beds in the main garden.
I am growing:
Heirloom mystery mix
Purple and Green Tomatillos
Pompeii (Roma Sauce)
Garden Candy Cherry (orange, yellow& red)
I think thats all of them.
I still have to start Beefsteak and Pinapple and Mr.Stripy.
Here are some other things I have growing indoors.
Multiple Peppers, Marigolds to go with my tomatos and cilantro.
Hansel Eggplant which I love!
I have also started many Herbs! That will be a future post!