I have received many seeds & new varieties from fellow bloggers and am very excited to try them! I really wanted to sow 1 plant each of the seeds I received from others here at the home garden in order to really test them. I know what my soil is like here and I thought it would be the best way to test them. Due to the fact that I recently sold the house next door, I will be loosing some beds. The new owner is actually the woman I purchased the house from (she is renting the house to family) said that I could continue to use the beds. However, I think that woman who will be living there (my former cleaning lady) really wants to have some vegetables growing.
The plan right now is to have our favorite eating tomatoes here and the bulk tomatoes for storage at the plots. I am presently planning to sow 10 tomato plants here and 20 at the plots. This will also make my seed germinating easier. I will only have to start 10 plants early for here and the balance of the plants for the plots and others will be started a month later. Last year I started all of the tomato plants at the same time and was over whelmed to say the least. They got too big too fast and it was a real job tending to them. I will use the Kozy Koats for the tomatoes that are sown here enabling me to plant them as early as I did last year.
Planting varieties and locations are as follows:
Amish Paste (Seeds from Thomas) 2
Lancaster County Italian Paste 3
San Marzano #1 1
San Marzano #2 1
Early Pack 7 1
Kellogg's Breakfast 2
Glick's Brandywine 2
Tiffen's Mennonite 2
Cherokee Purple (Seeds from Diana) 1 1
Cherokee Purple (Seeds from EG) 1 1
Cherokee Purple (Seeds from Daphne) 1 1
Cherokee Purple (Seeds from Thomas) 1 1
Eva's Purple Ball 1 4
Pineapple (Seeds from Diana) 1 1
White Tomesol 1
Black Cherry (Seeds from EG) 1
Paul Robeson (Seeds from EG) 1 1
As you can see from the list, I am planting 4 Cherokee Purples here from 4 different seed sources. They are our favorite eating tomato.....so, I wanted to get a clear picture of any differences from all of the seed sources. You can never have too many CP's!!