Saturday, March 12, 2011

Now we're cooking

I finally started my tomato seeds this week.  I am trying a method I learned from another blogger.  Alison at gave me a great idea about how to start them so that they won't become too leggy, which has already happened with my broccoli because I didn't have them close enough to the light.  She explained that she learned from another gardener to plant the tomatoes in about one inch of soil and then add more soil after the first leaves appear.  I love Alison's blog.  I also love learning new ideas from experienced folks; it makes me feel a little less likely to ruin a packet of seeds.

The tomatoes I started are from organic seeds (and if someone will explain the difference between organic and nonorganic seeds to me I would greatly appreciate it).  They are San Marzano tomatoes, which are said to be one of the best for creating sauces.  I've also read that because they are an heirloom the seeds can be saved for next year.  I'm hoping they will be tasty in salsa and bruschetta as well. 

Thanks Alison at

And thanks Dave for hosting such a great learning experience at


  1. You're welcome! Sending good vibes that your tomatoes grow nice and big and strong! Mine get very leggy even with the light only about two inches away.

    I can't remember the last time someone took my advice. It's pretty cool.

  2. Thanks for the good vibes and good advice. :)