Two varieties, the Dr. Wyche's Yellow and the Paul Robeson are, for the second year in a row, acting very sluggish. I have an empty flat of pots ready in the cold frame so I decided to go ahead and use up some of my older seeds while they are still viable. I planted some old favorites that I've moved away from, Ananas Noir, Pineapple, more Paul Robeson, more Dr. Wyche's Yellow, and because the Dr. Wyche is so lazy I rummaged through my seed collection looking for another yellow or white tomato. Voila'! I found the Jack White sent to me a couple of years ago by a blog reader as a seed trade! Thank you Thank you!!!
Indeterminate. Regular leaf. 80 days. Stabilized cross between White Beauty and Tomesol White. Extreme producer of excellent flavored fruits with the best traits of both parents. Average size is ten to sixteen ounces. Nice flavor with a creamy consistency.
Exactly my sort of tomato. I'm looking forward to seeing how they will turn out.
Also started in the cold frame I have two flats of cucurbits, my old standby cucumber, Marketmore 76, as well as a new experiment, Moon and Stars Watermelon and a redo on last year's experiment with another variety of cantaloupe. I have some onion sets and I'm setting those out as they begin to sprout, timing my crop in increments, and I have potatoes chitting in the garden shed.
In the garden 10 days apart, I have two plantings of peas, carrots, lettuce (with backups for fill in waiting in flats) and garlic. And the bad news is... on Friday the Flea Beetles hatched.
|Peas Sprouting. They were planted 16 days ago|
|This mini hoop house covered with shade cloth makes a nice hardening off spot for my lettuce replacements|
|It's so hard to wait! This is Ruby & Emerald Duet|
|The garlic is doing well. This is planted in the fall.|