Later this morning a concrete guy is supposed to start building us a second raised bed like the existing one so we can grow a wider variety of tomatoes.
It should be one cinder block wider than the first one, close to the first one on the patio where I sit and soak up the sunlight.
I'm developing an interest in heirloom tomato varieties, have started some plants this year from seed, albeit two months late starting.
- Garden Leader Monster - very strong looking seedlings, first to germinate, produces large beefsteak size tomatoes
- Burpee Supersteak - another very large tomato, this one is a hybrid
- Early Girl - an early producer of small to medium tomatoes, very weak seedlings, poor germination, the best of them is poor
The above are all very young plants with their cotyledon leaves still present. In our original raised bed there are already five well established plants. These were all purchased as plants, the Damsel was actually shipped UPS from Burpee.
- Celebrity - the most productive tomato I've ever seen, I've grown these every year since we moved here, only one this year. Giant plants.
- Indigo Rose - a richly colored variety, new to me
- Red Beefsteak - Another large tomato purchased @ Home Despot
- Damsel Hybrid - A pink beefsteak hybrid with disease resistance
- Bush Goliath - small round red tomatoes