Sunday, May 25, 2008

Planting 80 Varieties of Heirloom Tomatoes!!

With a bit of planning and preparation, the heirlooms have hit the soil! Just over 80 varieties are now in the field and I am seriously wondering what the hell I've gotten myself into! Even Ben is shaking his head. LOLOLOL! With the help of my stepdaughter, we managed to flag each different variety, as we all have a lot of learning to do! Particular varieties we are excited about are: "Great White", "Ceylon", "Carbon", "Green Grape" (this one is nice, grew about 5 plants last year, about 50 plants this year!) "Painted Ukrainian", "Polish Pastel", "Aunt Ruby's German Green", "Pruden's Purple", "Red Fig", "Pink Oxheart", "Bull's Heart", "Heart of Compassion" just to name a few. Big, small, purple/blacks, greens, pinks, reds, some very old and rare varieties, YUM! Now the maintaining begins!