How fortuitous to find this sign at Hortlandia last weekend. I'd no idea about this plant not liking competition. It'll get a nice home in a pot!
The Great Dane was little when I got him... It's been years since I've started anything from seed so forgive me. Seed packets used to have so many more seeds in them, right? Anyway, I thought it would be cool to start my own tomatoes from seed since I now have space. I sowed the contents of six packets (Thank you to Botanical interests for Sungold and Pineapple) thinking that most would not germinate. Oops, seems like they all did. They're actually closer to the same height than it appears in the picture. This is after I'd potted quite a few already. Other varieties are Siletz, Delicious, Sweetie, and a packet of mixed heritage varieties.
I stopped at about 60 and still had hundreds of seedlings that desperately needed to be planted. An email at work had people offering to take them off my hands so they all went to good homes. In addition, I purchased a black tomato because I'd seen them last year and they're so handsome, an early girl in a gallon pot, and something else in a gallon pot. Those both got planted up to five gallon pots. The suckers all got cut off (how could one throw those away?) and, well, there were still some four inch pots that were empty. Seventy tomato plants in all. Hopefully my sister will want some. I really only need about ten to twenty plants. Oh well, I'll know better next year.
Meanwhile, in another part of the laboratory, the begonia experiment is coming right along. Next year, heating pads.
By the front steps, a couple of clematis are starting their show.
Happy weekend and happy gardening!