Talking about tomatoes makes my mouth water with anticipation and my skin prickle with the thought of hot summer days. We hardly seem to have had a winter but I suppose just as we are thinking we wont get one at all the arctic blast will hit us. Nevertheless we do need to talk about tomatoes right now because at the nursery this is when we start to gather what it takes to produce some lovely tomato plants for you at just the right time (we hope). Iris has had the catalogues out and has drooled over the seed choices. I stayed right out of that one, being happy to have what comes along. Iris has such a lot of experience choosing and growing the heritage tomatoes that I’m happy to leave it all up to her.
We realised a couple of weeks ago that we had produced so very many lovely native plants for spring that we didn’t have enough pots or pot racks for the tomatoes. Pots and racks duly ordered in and received last week along with the ingredients for potting mix which were also running low. Iris has put me on notice to free up the hot bed from cuttings which has caused me a bit of angst. There is a little bit of tension created between us between the needs of the natives and the needs of the tomatoes. So ‘’only at the last minute’’ I tell Iris….’’the cuttings are important too’’. Somehow we will work it out.
But the gist of the matter is we don’t have the capacity for growing as many tomato seedlings in the nursery as we have in the past because it is so full of native plants. Consequently we have decided to largely grow to order. The list is up on our website, take a look at it and make a decision and get back to us ASAP so we can get those seeds down for your order. First in definitely best dressed.
Iris has added a new tomato to the list, Tommy Toes yellow, while Tomato Yellow Current Drop has been removed. Apart from that you have the same delicious choices. Happy choosing!!