This last weekend I took a class on starting tomatoes from seed at Love Apple Farm in Ben Lomond with the owner Cynthia Sandberg, it was a blast! Cynthia is a self professed tomato freak and she grows 100+ varieties every year at Love Apple Farm. She has a wide range of classes on tomato growing, herb growing and veggie growing; for more info go check out her site.
This is my flat, incubating away on its little warming pad to keep the soil around 70 degrees F. There are 3 seeds in each cell and 48 cells, so a potential 144 seedlings. All the varieties I picked from Cynthia’s seed bank are heirloom varieties so I can save the seeds and plant them next year (assuming I don’t kill them…), they have great names like Bloody Butcher, Julia Child, Green Sausage, Berkeley Tie-Dye and more. I was going to just pick 8 and sew 6 cells of each but as the seeds came round I just couldn’t help myself so there are a couple cells of some, one of a couple, 4 of Julia Child, etc. Hopefully I will have a bunch to share.
For information on how to grow a good tomato check out Cynthia’s post here.