I spent a while talking to Roger on the phone. He is disappointed that we won't be sharing the garden but is excited for us and the new place. He is OK with me planting my peas and early stuff at his house (although he jokingly told me that I was just going to come pea all over his garden because our septic was bad- HA! HA!). He had a problem with his lights and a lot of his tomato seedlings died so it's a good thing I planted extras. I also started the majority of the peppers for both of us so we will share. He did plant the wonderfully obscene Peter Red peppers which are doing well so I will HAVE to get a few plants and share photos. My goal for tomorrow is to get my lights hung and more seedlings transplanted. It's time.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I started transplanting my little tomato seedlings this evening. I couldn't do all of them because with all the craziness going on around here we haven't managed to get the second bank of grow lights up and I only have room for one flat extra under my current lights. I'm also struggling with how many of each variety to plant out in the garden. I have shared a garden with Roger for so many years that I'm not sure what we will need for just our family. This is a canning year though. Last year with all the rain and flooding I didn't have enough to do any serious canning and we are out of tomatoes!!! So I need to make sure I plant enough to have PLENTY. Tonight I transplanted 4 each of Mortgage Lifter, Amana Orange, Amish Paste and Polish Linguisa and two Cherry Roma. I still have 3 varieties to go and I want a few more of the paste tomatoes as I need to make sauce this summer. The summer before last I canned 40 quarts of tomato sauce.