Monday, January 7, 2008

Spring break

Okay, I know it's too early to be talking about gardening, even if the weather was surprisingly warm today, but we got some seeds for Christmas from our good friend Valerie Smaldone. These prolific and low acid varieties come from the Livingston Seed Co. in Ohio. And just having the little packages in my mits reminds me that planting season is closer than you'd think.
We'll be ordering our certified organic heirloom seeds by mid-February from our favorite website,, where we get juicy brandywines, cherokee purples and others. We'll experiment with some new ones this year, as usual. I'd like to plant some green zebras, for example, since we've never tried growing green tomatoes.
We'll need to start the nursery by mid-March, so we'll be ready to transfer the seedlings into outdoor pots by May.
Oh, and by the way, if you're a planter, Tomatofest is having a sale on seeds, which run between $2.95 and $3.95 a package, right now.