Monday, January 28, 2008

Well, looks like were moving fast towards seed starting. I can't wait. Got everything set-up (well, except for what I posted below, the newspaper pots, I need to make LOTS of those, probably 500 or so). I just need to test the water bed heater pad to see if it will work for me. I ordered seeds from and . I can't wait to have them in my sweaty little palms. It's like Christmas when you get seeds. You have in your hands the starting of the next 7 months of work and the end result a yummy big tomato. I can hope it works out better this year with tomatoes. I'm armed with more knowledge and know how about these tomatoes this year. I can only hope I'm victorious with my feeding and watering of them. I'm also entering myself into a giant tomato contest. For more fun than anything. Hoping to get atleast a noteable mention. Also, selling tomato, herb, and flower starts this year. Hope to make some income. We'll see. It's not a big investment so I'm not looking to lose much if it doesn't work out.
So far this is what I'm looking at planting this year.
Arkansas Traveler
Illinois Beauty
Cherokee Purple
Caspian Pink
San Marzano
Marvel Stripe
Stump O' The World
Eva Purple Ball-Tomato Seeds
Aunt Ginny's Purple
Cherokee Choc.
Aunt Ruby's German Green
Giant Belgium (because I've entered the giant tomato contest at idig)
Brandywine - Red
Wapsipinicon Peach
Flame (Hillbilly)

Peter Peppers (because they look like what they are called and my BIL wanted to try them )
Early Jalepeno
Red Cheese Pepper

Casino Gold Corn

Bush Slicer Cucumber
Mexican Sour Gurkin

Profumo di Genova

Clemson Spineless Okra

Dark Green Zucchini

New England Sugar Pie
Mini - Jacks
Musquee de Provence
batwings (I know they are hybrid, but they are so darn cute! )

Butternut Squash

Ura Pole Beans
Tri-color Pole Beans
Purple Hull Cowpea

Beet Berry

Improved Green Globe Artichoke

Moon and Stars Watermelon

Nasturtiums and African Marigolds to keep the bugs away.


LannaM said...

Oooh, make sure you tell me how the San Marzano do/taste! I kept hearing about them online last year when it was too late, so I'm trying them this year with high hopes. Hopefully the munchkins will let me do a bunch of canning... ;)

Cathy said...

Yes, I will, I'm excited about trying my hand at canning. ;-)

onegardengirl said...


I typed this once before but not sure it went through. I love your choice of pumpkins. I too am growing the batwings ( too cute)pumpkins and the Musquee de Provence type along with a few others. I saw the french pumpkin in a book and fell in love with it. Enjoyed your list of veggies. It is exciting to read another's list and know it will be just a matter of a couple of more weeks before our weather is ready to plant. Fellow norther Californian.

Onegardengirl : I dig my garden site: Lynn

Cathy said...

I'm excited about growing Musquee de Provence too. I bought one at the farmer's market for my neighbor and told I would try to find it and grow it. I can't wait to try one.