Sunday, May 20, 2018

Ready to plant

These little guys have been indoors for far too long. Three tomatoes, three tomatillos and three cucumbers. The tomatoes and tomatillos are ready to plant. Weather is certainly warm enough. The cucumbers can wait another week or two. I don't like to rush them.

Brandywine tomatoes I've grown so many times so I'm pretty confident I can plant just one and have tomatoes this season. I might not get many and I might have to wait time but I've gown them enough to be confident I'll eventually get a couple of big juicy tomatoes this year.

I haven't grown tomatillos for a long time. When I did, I had more than I knew what to do with them. Now I know what to do with them so it's time to grow more. I'm thinking I should plant some hot peppers as well, to make a nice green salsa. I can't remember the name of this particular hybrid. I'll plant at least two. They are a determinate so they shouldn't get crazy big like the tomato plants. I don't think these have perfect flowers so pollination might be a problem.

The cucumbers are a hybrid known as Eureka. A smaller cucumber that can be used for pickling or whatever. Apparently tolerant to lots of diseases. The plants are monoecious so I should get male and female flowers on each plant. I'll plant two containers this year, and likely two in each container like I did last year.