- Mar 25, 2008
Last year our tomatoes didn't germinate in the regular numbers we usually get. We plant about double what we will use and hope for the best. We sell off the extras or give them away. Facebook and Nextdoor, one listing with pictures usually get rid of the extras, and our neighbors take some too.Im actually thinking of. cutting back on tomatoes due to the over abundance last year and the less mouths to feed. My problem is, I always plant more seeds than I need in fear of failure, and wind up with twice as many as I need. I then have to scramble to find space for them. I usually do try a new variety or two each year to see if there are any I can add to or replace with. Usually I start by seed early April, so I still have time.
MY kale overwintered really nicely. Lettuce , we finally picked the last of it last week. Probably throw some lettuce seed, arugula, radishes and peas in the ground later this month under some protection.
Ill also start looking for seed potatoes at local garden stores so I can chit them a few weeks early.
Did most of my planning over the winter, so really just a waiting game
We're planting roma, san marzano, and redorta san marzano. The year's crops even out over time. We're finishing off the jars of sauce from 2020, which was a big year for us. We'll be replenishing our salsa this summer if we get a good crop of tomatoes.
We started peppers in the house, red and yellow bells and serrano peppers.