Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
this year will see 14 tomato plants.
yep, remember when i had 41 in the ground. well that has dwindled over the past 3 years, as i found out more isnt necessarily better. i have 12 raised beds and used 6 for the tomatoes - and i did cram in 41 plants. year 2 saw 36, last year was 25. i found cramped plants, rotting tomatoes i couldnt get to fast enough - and really, i think i will have more than enough with this number. and to top it off, water isnt cheap and i need to be a better steward of it.
its going to be 14 going forward. here is the list of 2012 varieties i will be planting:
cherokee purple - a great heirloom, in my garden every year
first prize - new variety i am trying - hybrid
black pear - new variety i am trying - heirloom
Japanese black trifele - first tried in 2011 and was great, should be planted every year - heirloom
black prince - new variety i am trying - heirloom
boxcar willie - new variety i am trying - heirloom
carbon - new variety i am trying - heirloom
early girl - my usual go-to for an early variety, some years isnt as early as planned - hybrid
sun gold - no garden is complete with out this cherry variety, its sweet like candy, a must have - hybrid
black zebra - my all time favorite. - hybrid
black zebra - so good its the only one i have two of in my garden - hybrid
super fantastic - good consistent producer, planted every year - hybrid
champion 2 - good consistent producer, planted every year - hybrid
Frontyard Freebee - variety for 2012 unknown, but this comes from my favorite local nursery and who doesnt like a freebee?