Saturday morning, my wife and I planted seven tomato seedlings in the back yard. They were: Mexico (from our back of seedlings), Japanese Black Trifele (from our “seed lady”), Marz Round Green (again, from the “seed lady”), Black From Tula, Paul Robeson, Gardener's Delight and Green Grape.
Jeff Davis looks particularly strong and happy in the back yard.
We're now up to 48 planted seedlings (we thought we had 40 planted before Saturday, but it was actually 41) and the scary part is there's room for a few more. But we need the lemon tree pruned before more can go in. But my wife will be working the TomatoMania event in Beverly Hills next week and it wouldn't be a surprise for her to come back with a few more seedlings...
On Friday, my wife met up with one of the readers of this blog. She read the Tomato Seedlings post and asked if she could have some. Sure thing! After some back and forth, I got an address. Turns out my wife was visiting the "seed lady" that afternoon, and will only be a few minutes away. So I turned over the emails to my wife and let her handle it.
When we met in the evening, my wife couldn't stop raving about how nice this person was, how nice her garden was, how she gave her all sorts of books to read, especially English murder mysteries and I love English murder mysteries, how did she know?
I think she (we) made a new friend!
Sunday was spent in Murrieta celebrating Easter with relatives, so no tomato news to report. I do look at the front yard tomatoes a couple times a day and they all look solid – Jaune Coeur de Pigeon looking the best among our seedlings – with the exception of Speckled Roman, whose color isn't right.
I still need to stake them, however.