And now, back to sharing my planting lists for the year. Since the Dwarf tomato project now has 25 varieties released through various seed companies, I wanted to grow them all for a big comparison of flavors. Rather than retype them all, I am growing the varieties listed at the bottom of this page. from my website (scroll down to see the varieties).
In addition to those 25, I am also growing the following: Sweet Scarlet Dwarf, Dwarf Black Angus, Chocolate Lightning, Uluru Ochre, Fred's Tie Dye, Dwarf Emerald Isle (regular leaf), Dwarf Emerald Isle (potato leaf), Dwarf Confetti, Dwarf Peppermint Stripes, Tennessee Suited, Adelaide Festival, Beauty F2 (two selections), Beauty King, Dwarf Orange Cream, Dwarf Golden Gypsy, Green/Yellow striped Beauty selection, Green/Orange Harmony selection, Harmonic Convergence, TastyWine, Firebird Sweet, Orange striped bicolor Beauty selection, Green and pink blushed bicolor Beauty selection, Kangaroo Paw Yellow, a dwarf out of Arkansas Traveler seeds, Saucy Mary (two selections), Jeremy's Stripes and Mint Stripes.
Many of these have striped of various colors, and most are early selections that are still segregating, so what I get will be both a surprise and a mystery...which I really enjoy! Some are planted in straw bales, the rest in 5 gallon grow bags; most are in the driveway, the rest in the big garden.
I am settling in to a nice routine; in the morning I condition the new bales, take data on the planted bales, water, make and record observations, and, my current task, complete staking and start tying and pruning. In the afternoon I am completing this round of book editing.
This coming Friday I will be taking lots of plants to the main Durham Public Library on Roxboro Street for a giveaway event starting at 8 AM - I will provide more details as the date approaches. It is exciting to ponder how many gardens my babies are, and will be, growing in.