It’s that time of year again! Or rather, it was that time of year about a week ago… I’m running a bit late with my seed starting! I planted my tomato seeds on Monday night.
I am starting this year with actual seed starting mix (in the past I’ve just used potting soil). Not sure if it’s going to make a huge difference, but we’ll see!
I’m planting three varieties of tomatoes. Two from previous years (Fourth of July, because I had more seeds; and Jelly Bean, because they are absolutely delicious). We got a new variety (at least, new to us) this year: Best Boy (Burpee).
I’m also trying something new with my planting. Rather than filling each cup 2/3 or more full with soil to start, I didn’t even fill it to halfway. I’m hoping that I can continue to add mix to strengthen the sprouts as they get older (rather than transplanting). I’ll try to remember to write a post when I do this.
I planted a lot of seeds! The current plan is to have six tomato plants in our garden plot (2 of each variety). I don’t know if the old seeds lasted, so I planted extra, and I’m hoping that I’ll have seedlings to share with friends.
P.S. I decided to go B&W with my photos for two reasons: 1) I felt like trying something new, and 2) B&W nicely masks the fact that the photos had weird coloration because I planted the seeds at night in my kitchen, which is lit by a big overhead fluorescent fixture.