Following Colleen and Carol's lead I thought it was about time I introduce the starting lineup for the 2008 tomatoes. I'm starting them all from seed and if everything works out ok I won't need to buy a single plant! Except for 1 variety, all my tomatoes are from seeds I received from Trudi over at wintersown.org. Trudi participated in the garden bloggers seed exchange and she really hooked us up on the tomatoes. Drum roll pleaseeeee!!!
Prolific yellow cherry tomato - Indeterminate
Heirloom This will be my first time with Brandywine - Indeterminate
Meaty fruits over a pound! Indeterminate
Delicious red tomato - Determinate
Heinz 1439 (may try my luck at canning with these)
Canning variety - Determinate
Large Red Grape (I love grape tomatoes on salads!)
Long clusters of oval fruit - Indeterminate
Martian Giant (Martian sandwich?)
Large red beefsteaks - Indeterminate
San Marzano Plum (I see sun dried tomatoes in my future)
Pear shaped paste tomato - Indeterminate
Tomato Blend (I'm always up for a good mystery!)
Assortment of different shapes, sizes, colors - Indeterminate
After Marc was showing off his exotic 2008 tomato line up I was inspired to order these seeds from Baker Creek. I'm sort of creeped out by the thought of a white tomato but I just need to see these for myself.
There you have it folks! I can't wait for that first juicy tomato! Which ones are you growing this year? And I was sitting here wondering if there is a gardener out there who grows veggies but does NOT have a single tomato in their kitchen garden. If you are out there we'd love to hear from you. I personally do not think they exist.