I put a mixture of potting soil and Jiffy seed starting soil into each cell. I like to mix the two because I find that seed starting soil is too light for watering. All the water seems to sit on top of the soil and doesn't drain well.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Fertilpots & Tomatoes
Last month, I won a giveaway for participating in Garden Chat on Twitter. Among the prizes was a set of Fertilpots cellpacks, which are biodegradable wood fiber pots. I was so excited to start seedlings in these fiber pots, I've never used these Fertilpots before. The cellpacks have 10 cells. I decided to plant all my tomato seeds in these. I'm a bit overzealous with tomato plants this year, Annie's Granny was my inspiration, she grew so many interesting varieties last year to taste them and weed them out, many which I never even heard of. She told me that she got her tomato seeds from the organization Wintersown.org, and I did the same this year, along with trading with other bloggers for the rest of the heirlooms I was seeking. I didn't grow up eating a variety of tomatoes, the only ones we ate growing up were the Romas and beefsteak. So when I discovered that there were hundreds of different varieties, oh my has my life changed! I love love love tomatoes, I can sprinkle then with salt and eat it like an apple. My husband on the other hand, only likes them in 3 forms... as marinara sauce, ketchup and salsa. He hates tomatoes in their virgin form, they have to be doctored up like no one's business. LOL. I planted a whopping 22 different varieties including Tiny Tim, Isis Candy, Chocolate Cherry, Black Mystery, Druzba, Green Zebra, Manitoba, San Marzano, Brandywine, Paul Robeson, Hillbilly, Cherokee Purple, Rutgers, Jaunne Flamme, Sungold, German Johnson, Giant Belgium, Hovarth, Palmira's Northern Italian, Pineapple, Purple Calabash and Persimmon. Where I will put these all will be another story... hahaha I can't wait to try all these different kinds of tomatoes. Yum!