First, though, about our seedlings sales at the market tomorrow and Saturday....as I posted on the 2011 From The Vine Seedling page, I found out that we will be in the Craft sales area to the right of the seafood restaurant...so you won't find us in the same building/same place as the last two weeks, unfortunately! But we should have plenty of room and it should be pretty quiet up there (we've not sold in that area before, so we will all get to experience something new!).
See the From The Vine page for details on what I will have. I will be there tomorrow from 8 AM until a bit past noon. On Saturday, I will be there from 8 AM until mid afternoon - 3 or 4, depending upon activity and supplies.
Here are the special orders I will have Friday: Caroline M, K. Brown, Devan, Miller and Nager.
On Saturday, I will have orders for Steve, Cooper, Taylor, Elmore and Hampton.
Back to today's busy day in the garden......
Here is what I planted today (all in ten gallon pots): Mexico Midget, Bisignano #2, Cherokee Green (97-10), Big Beef F1, Cherokee Purple Heart, Russian Queen, Brandywine (95-71), Lucky Cross (02-59), Yellow Prue, Sungold F1, Prue, Cherokee Purple (01-3), Mullens Mortgage Lifter (95-85), Cherokee Chocolate (96-3), Lucky Cross (02-55), Stump of the World, Surprise (97-14), Indian Stripe, Cherokee Chocolate (96-9), Lucky Cross (02-62), Little Lucky (03-26), Lucky Cross (02-57). One large pot remains for Henderson Bicolor (still too small to plant). This list represents several themes - the plants that resulted from my germination test of old seed, some old favorites, and a few new varieties/mysteries from other seed savers.
This year I've decided to plant the most advanced dwarf varieties in 5 gallon grow bags between the 10 gallon indeterminates. That means that the eggplant, sweet and hot peppers will all be located in the center of the driveway. As far as planting in the big garden, three each of the various basils I started are now growing there (Amethyst, Martino, deGenova, Genovese, Serata) - Queenette will go in once it is a bit bigger.
What's next? In the big garden, squash, cukes and beans. Then, more bleaching of grow bags and pots, rearranging the driveway, then planting of eggplant, hot and sweet peppers, and dwarf tomatoes. There is certainly another 1-2 weeks of work to do - then it is all about maintenance.....can't wait for the first ripe Mexico Midget (always the first tomato to ripen!).