This past weekend I started my tomatoes, a few eggplants, and a few groundcherries. This was probably my biggest week for seed starting because I will be growing approximately 100 tomato plants this year. I will be keeping about 50 for my garden, giving away about 25 to my family, and the remaining plants will be sold at the farmer's market.
In order to get 100 plants, I started about 200 seeds in case some of the seeds are duds. This was probably a bad idea because I have a really difficult time throwing away excess seedlings. Knowing how I am with plants, I'll probably end up potting up every last seed that germinates and be completely inundated with plants (and have no where to plant them in the garden). Here's hoping I have the willpower this year to throw away the extras!
Here's what I started this year (the number on the right is the total number of plants I want to keep, not the number of seeds I started):
|Japanese Black Trifele||4|
|Aunt Ruby's German Green||5|
|Matt's Wild Cherry||4|
|Part of my collection of heirloom tomato seeds. Some are saved from last year, and some are new to me this year.|
|I'm starting to really like these "communal" seed trays. They save a lot of space during the early stages of seed starting.|