Most of my tomatoes are now planted out. The first batch of 12 plants got planted on May 8th.
Yesterday I planted 8 more. + one in a container. The container plant is a variety I have never grown before, called Micro Tom. Supposed to only grow to 6 or 8″ in height, so it really deserves it’s name. It is already setting flowers.
I am trying a few new varieties of tomatoes, along with the usual long time favorites.
Some of the new ones, aside from the Micro Tom are: Paul Robeson, Kellogg’s Breakfast, Black Zebra, Chinese Purple & Kiwi. Was also going to try Indigo Rose, but my one seedling succumbed to damping off… it will have to wait until next year.
It’s been an unusual year in the sense that my seedlings are smaller than usual. I usually have tall seedlings, and plant them laying down, bending up just the top of the plant to leave it above ground. (as described elsewhere on this blog) This year the seedlings were so short that there was no point in the sideways planting method.