Because I am
certifiably slightly insane, I like to grow tomatoes and peppers from seed every year.
|Seed shopping on a winter evening.|
In early February, when I desperately need a gardening fix, I assemble my homemade seed starting light and start as many interesting varieties as I can.
It’s easy to get carried away doing this—when Little Peanut was born in 2011, I had 20 tomato plants growing! I donated most of that harvest to my friends at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.
What’s growing this year? From left to right, one column of each:
Italian Pompeii — Russian Big Roma — Amish Paste — Baby Belle — Rainbow Bell — Jewel Bell
It’s only been a couple of weeks, and the tomatoes are going strong. The peppers are a little behind the curve though! In a week or two, I’ll give them a drink of very dilute Haven’s Brew soil conditioner tea.
If all goes well, there will be lots of homemade salsa and tomato sauce in our future. Stay tuned for updates!