Oh yeah, I've been itching to get this growing season started. I'm starting early, due to the fact that our winter has been extremely mild. OK, mother nature did drop a surprise load of snow on us last week, but the temperature still has been fantastic. And, the snow is almost all gone. YAY! On with the seeds.
This year, I am not going to do roma tomatoes. That's a big change for me! I love Roma tomatoes because they are great for making sauces. But for the last couple of years, I've been getting blossom end rot in the Romas. While I did get a lot of tomatoes, about 50% were bad from the rot. This year, something new. I bought some Heirloom tomato seeds from Burpee, and the tomato name is "Mortgage Lifter". It looks to be a nice beefsteak type tomato. Wish me luck!
Besides the Heirloom "Mortgage Lifter" tomatoes, I am growing Big Guy Hybrid Jalapeno, Heirloom Pasilla Bajlo Pepper, Poblano Pepper, jalapeno peppers from a generic seed package 2 years ago, and cilantro.
Anyway, here's to starting this years new growing adventure! I have lots and lots of plastic cups. They are perfect for growing seeds. We drill a hole in the bottom of the cup and we're ready to go!
^ Label cups with seed type, otherwise I tend to forget. ^
^ Fill cups with dirt. ^
^ Drop 1 seed 1/4" deep ^
^ Cover seed with dirt and water. ^
^ Cover with plastic wrap. ^
^ Only 1 heating pad, so I went with top first. ^
^ Waiting to sprout! ^