Sunday, January 1, 2012

Good Bye 2011,,, Don't let the door hit you in the */@!

Let's face it, 2011 was a very challenging year.  Floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, snow in October... Mother Nature must have been very pissed last year!  One great thing about gardening, the grass is always greener the following year!

I've got a long list of resolutions this year.  I won't bore you with them.  I can sum them up as all working towards being a better gardener... becoming greener, less procrastinating, finally realizing I can't grow hundreds of varieties on a postage stamp...

I placed my free tomato seed request with Wintersown yesterday.
I decided to be adventurous and try two of their blends.

Here's what I requested-

Beefsteak Striped Blend ~ Assorted striped beefsteaks, colorful, pretty and very delicious, nice for salad or slicing, yummy! IND, about 80 DTM
Belmonte ~ Pink ribbed beefsteaks can weigh over a pound, delicious heirloom from Calabria, Italy, IND, 72+ DTM
Break o'Day ~ Pretty red 8 oz. globes, all-purpose fruits are related to Marglobe, great old-time flavor, IND, about 70 DTM
Italian Red Cherry ~ Beautiful red cherries with pointed ends are sweet and delicious, nice for containers too, DET, 65+ DTM
Sunspot Yellow and Orange Blend ~ Many yum sizes and shapes, grow out and save seeds of the best for your own backyard blend, IND, 72+ DTM
Victor ~ Rare, AAS winner (1941), crops early with beautiful and delicious bright-red fruits, about 4 - 5 ounces, DET, 60+ DTM

I already have a lot Victor seeds, I want to compare and see if their is a difference between my two sources.

I'm also getting orders together for Baker Creek and Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.  I got gift certificates to each of these for Christmas.

Hope you all are having a Happy New Year.


  1. Oh boy, lucky you to get gift certificates for Baker Creek & SESE!! I always order from both of them.

    I'm with you on 2011 gardening year! I think Mother Nature had a year long case of PMS!!

  2. We're all thankful to put 2011 behind us! C'mon, guys...let's have an outrageously bountiful 2012! OK?