|Flowers on the Silvery Fir Tree!|
I decided I had better make a little journal of all the varieties and how they perform, so I sat right down and scribbled out the names, when I transplanted, where they came from and how big they were when I transplanted. I figured it wasn't totally fair to compare dates of ripe tomatoes if one plant was 10" and the other only 3" when they were stuck into the ground.
|I like how the camera focused on the little stem hairs instead of the flower.|
And speaking of tomatoes, have you seen this website? Tomatofest.com has 600 varieties of heirloom tomatoes! I just went through several pages of tomatoes that they suggest for colder areas. Where have these people been all my life?
My list of tomatoes is as follows:
Early Girl - not heirloom, but they were cheap. They looked pretty rough at first, but are coming along nicely.
Brandywine - free from IFA and also doing wonderfully.
Tigerella - this one was little, but is coming along. This is supposed to be very productive and vigorous, plus it has stripes.
Silvery Fir Tree - this one is fast and only grows 2' tall. I put it in a pot by the driveway.
Bison - This was a find at the market. It is supposed to do well in cold, wet climates. It was very small also, but I have high hopes for this one.
Stupice - My last tomato for the year. Really. I picked this one up at the market Saturday. The lady swears it produces like crazy.
and some cherry tomato that I had old seeds for. I've never had success with it, but since I had the seeds, I planted them. It's still teensy tiny.
Lest you think I am completely obsessed with tomatoes, I'll have you know that I also bought two lemon cucumber starts. I heard about them from Backyard Farming and hoped to find them at the market. Saturday was my lucky day.
Next week: sweet peppers!