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Well, here they are so far. Most of the tomatoes are up, most of the peppers too. Just a few stragglers that I'm trying to coax/force to sprout. The Blondkopfchen Tomato seeds I got from Seed Savers last year are still a no go. I tried them last year as well, and got nothing. Anyone else try these? The other problem child is the Early Yellow Stripe from Tomato Fest, also a last year seed. According to my notes I got one to germ last year, but I think it got lost in the shuffle, because I don't recall any yellow stripey tomatoes. Unless that was one that was lost to the hail storm? I'll never know.

Tonight I planted 6 more Blondkopfchen and 7 more Early Yellow Stripe. Not sure why the 6 and 7, numerology? I dunno. That's just what I ended up doing. I only used 2 peat pots between 'em though, I through wasting peat pots on those suckers! Grow, or you can forget about it! (or, I'll try again next year.) Peat pots are cheap, but come on.

I also planted some Peruvian Purple Chiles  I got from a friend and  a couple Orange Mini Peppers, and one more red one. Oh, and one more tomato - I swear it's the last one! A Black Plum Paste from my friend Kelly. They are 2006 seeds from Seeds of Change, freebies I guess. We'll see if I can tell why they were freebies.

What's up in your pots or patch?

April 9, 2007 in Seedlings | Permalink


You're way ahead of me! I've been caught in the depressing morass of 30 degree temps and haven't gotten anywhere with seeds yet.

Your babies look pretty cute, though.

Posted by: Tracy at Apr 10, 2007 9:08:39 AM

Thanks Tracy, they are adorable aren't they? So innocent. They have no idea what kind of world they've been born into - hail, searing heat, squirrels. Well, we do our best to give 'em a good start anyway.

Better get goin' on them seeds girl! Or, perhaps if you live around here (minneapolis) you'd like some of my leftover seedlings? Assuming I end up with some - which is VERY likely.

Posted by: Lorika at Apr 10, 2007 9:57:36 AM

What beautiful children you have Lori. Keep it up. That hail you guys got last year was nuts -- tomato-mashers!

Posted by: Dan at Apr 16, 2007 10:40:36 PM

Why thank you Dan! I'm keeping my fingers crossed we don't get any more hail like that. Especially not twice!

Posted by: Lorika at Apr 17, 2007 3:04:18 PM