A week ago this past Saturday I planted our tomato seeds. I've been trying to get this post done since! lol
We are going to be starting a lot more of our own plants this year after seeing the prices last year. A lot of times I could buy plants at the farmers market for a very reasonable price, but last year it seemed I couldn't find all the ones I wanted.
I found this box of pellet starters at a thrift store for .50 and saved the plastic containers from deli purchases. They make great seed starters!
I bought this seed starter for $5 at Walmart. I was going to just buy some more of the pellets but they were almost as expensive as buying the whole thing.
Since we are growing several different varieties, I used a marker to label each row. Here's what we are growing:
Row 1 & 2: Homestead- det bush; likes hot humid condition, great for slicing/canning
Row 3 & 4: Rutgers- great for slicing or canning
Row 5: Siberian-det extra early
Row 6: Red Alert-det early heavy cropper, sweet, great salad tomato
Row 7: New Big Dwarf-det, dwarf pink beefsteak
Row 8: Sausage-ind, extra long paste, prolific, meaty, great for sauce or salad
Row 9: Money Maker-ind, likes hot humid conditions, heavy cropper
Row 10: Arkansas Traveler-ind, likes hot humid conditions, pink heavy cropper
Row 11: Ponderosa Pink-ind, huge pink beefsteak
Row 12: Monster-ind, huge red
All the seeds except for Homestead and Rutgers were received from a friend and cost me postage for her to mail them to me. The Homestead and Rutgers were .33 a pack.
All have germinated, now if I can keep them alive and growing until they are planted into the garden!