Tomato and Pea Seedlings
This past weekend, when it was a balmy 70 degrees, as opposed to the frigid 20 degrees that the thermometer reads as I write this, I planted tomato and pea seeds. The whole month of January, my expert-gardener- co-worker kept reminding me to start my tomato seedlings so they would be ready to produce on time! So, the last weekend of January I finally got to it.
What’s exciting to me about the tomato seeds I planted is that I saved the seeds from my best-producing tomato plant last season. The two summers now that I have had a garden have been slightly disappointing as far as tomato production–I think my soil harbors a fungus or the pH is off or something–still trying to figure it out. Anyway, the “Rockstar Tomato” plant kept on giving. Unfortunately, I lost the tag, so I do not know what variety it is nor do I know where it came from (I got tomato seedlings last Spring from several places). The tomatoes are very small–smaller even than a cherry tomato. But, boy, would that plant produce and they were as sweet as candy! What I couldn’t eat I would give to my chickens, who went crazy over them.
Anyway, due to the cold weather, I now have 16 tomato and pea starts sitting on top of the dishwasher. However, the peas are already starting to germinate!