Thursday, January 10, 2013

Seeds are Sprouting!

Hello again,

I am back with fantastic news! Almost all of my beans and tomato varieties have sprouted! Many of them were off and running within a few days of planting. Like I've said, many of these seeds are a few years old but they are still viable. I learned from a Master Gardener that the larger seeds have a longer time frame where they are viable. I also saved some tomato seeds and those are sprouting. I also have some seeds that were packed for 2013 from Baker Creek and Seed Savers Exchange and those are looking good too.

I know it would be easier to tell you what hasn't sprouted but I am so excited that I don't mind showing off.

Here is the list:


Tomatoes
1
Violet Jasper
13
Plum Lemon
2
San Marzano
14
Purple Russian
3
Old Yellow Candy Stripe
15
Striped German
4
Topaz or Huan U
16
Green Zebra
5
Chocolate Purple
17
Jubilee
6
Yellow Pear
18
Black Krim
7
TJ's Cherry Tomatoes
19
Kolb
8
Roma - American Meadows
20
Large Red Cherry
9
Beefsteak - Urban Farmer
21
Moneymaker
11
White Cherry - Seed Savers
22
Early Girl Hybrid
12
Tomatillo - Purple Cobalt
24
Tomatillos - Green


Beans
1
Roma  Bush
2
Soy Bean - Envy
4
Tom Thumb
5
Pea - Dwarf Gray Sugar
7
Henderson's Baby - Lima Bean
9
Purple Fava Beans
10
Contender Bean
11
Tendergreen Bean
12
Royalty Purple Pod
13
Sugar Ann Peas
14
Kentucky Wonder Beans
15
Black Garbanzo Bean
Cucumbers
16
Lemon
18
Marketmore
20
Spacemaster
22
Muncher
23
Straight Eight
Corn
24
Blue Jade Corn
25

I know that not all of these will make it but that's what gardening is all about. I know I will not be able to grow every single tomato plant and may end up with extra but I don't want to count my chickens before they hatch.

I know I still have some time before I can even think before putting out the tomatoes in the garden but the beans should be find to do next month or so. Besides, I don't know how much longer they can be indoors.

This is just a quick update but stay tuned for more.

Luis

1 comment:

  1. Good for you. You are fortunate that you live in an area where you have a long growing season. I can't wait to start my seedling in late Feb.

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