Saturday, March 5, 2011
What Are The Skies Like?
Big and Blue, the sky has been beautiful for days now; the sun beating down, snow melting nicely. Temps are rising and what!.....do you think we might even be able to rake and tidy soon? Last year on March 22nd, that was exactly what we were doing.... not the whole yard mind you, but over by the summerhouse near the long wall and pines. I am starting to feel hope, that soon, we will see some sign of spring bloom near the foundation where my lone Hellebore waits.
Most days now, the windows automatically open in the summerhouse, the min max thermometer getting up to 85 degrees F. In anticipation of starting seeds this coming week, the old trays are washed and sterilized waiting to be filled.
Seed packets are sorted; suitcase packed. We're having a girls day out seed sharing ....very excited about that. Don't you think it's a fun idea? This leads me to a "true confession"!
I don't think the German Gold tomatoes we grew last year were in fact German Gold at all! (see tomatoes in photo below). The seeds were purchased from an Organic farm in Ontario about seven years ago labeled as such but I am of a mind to think they might be a Yellow Brandywine. The flavor was luscious, texture firm...they didn't split and grew very large. German Gold online appears to have pink bottoms and these did not. So when I share the seeds, I will feel sorry, not knowing the variety. If you have any idea, or if I am mistaken on the discription of the German Golds, please let me know. That would be sincerely appreciated.
La Roma, Speckled Roman, Carbon Black, Purple Calabash, Scotia, Big Rainbow (the smaller yellow tomato) and the purported German Gold in various stages of ripening 2010