While I admit that I can and have started my own starts many years.. if you look back on the site, you will see them in detail.. but some years it nice to let others do things for you..
In this case, when I had the chance to put in a tomato and pepper order for what I wanted for this years garden and get a four month head start on them due to the person have a full greenhouse and starting them in Feb, when my own “green house” is a deep freeze.
I took it.. boy am I happy with the results.. they huge, strong, amazing root systems and I will bury them up to the first node to give them even more sturdy start and will be able to set up their climbing cages as they go in.
24 Roma’s , 6 cherry and 6 fresh eating-slicers.. Can you believe that bare-root these guys were done at 2.50 and as I asked for them to potted up two weeks ahead.. they were a mear dollar more..
They where brushing the top of the vehicle.. 3.50 each is outstanding! I will be pruning in June, I am sure.. I expect I will be eating cherry tomato’s in june as well.. instead of my harvest being in late july.. push in aug and clean up huge on green tomato’s in sept.. I expect that I will be starting much earlier this year.. we will see..
The pepper plants are smaller but that is natural and good for me.. they look good but many of them are a foot and half and in bloom already! I ordered 24 peppers, all of them are good for eating but mainly for canning uses in sauce etc
I am very glad to have given a order to fellow farmer and thrilled with the plants I got in my order 🙂