Our first crop of tomatoes was ready! Check out the pictures below.
The first feedback from the green shoulder tomatoes are that they taste “sweeter” and “less acidic” We’ve only had a few of those so far, but some have gotten quite big.
Most of the tomatoes that were ready are romas, and the mother in law has enough to start canning!
The tomatoes have continued to progress. First harvest is right around the corner! Jamie’s Mom has maliciously tended to and watered the plants. Can’t wait to taste some of the green shoulder tomatoes.
Plants are doing great. Hard to believe we’re a few weeks away from getting them in the ground!
Just an update on the plants, everything is coming along. Tomatoes are at 2 weeks, peppers at 4 weeks.
For those of us in Zone 5 this is the time of year when our green thumbs start to thaw out and we begin to prepare for the coming gardening season.
This year I plan to grow lots of tomatoes, so I wanted to start those from seed.
I have started 63 tomato plants. Even if you estimate only $1.50 for each plant buying them from a green house, on sale, that amount of plants would be nearly $100! All I needed was to purchase the tray refills (about $5 at Menards) the seeds ($4 total for all seeds) and soil ($3 at Menards). I already had the heating pads and lights. $12 invested means a savings of $88!
Here’s what I planted: