Spring has arrived and I'm so excited. I'm going to attempt to germinate my veggie seeds this year. I've decided to try heirloom tomatoes. Here's a few of my tomato packets that I've been admiring all day. They're just like a big chocolate candy bar to me, at least that's the effect they're having on me. I'm salivating just thinking about plucking a fresh tomato this summer and slicing it with a little mayo and pepper. I can't get enough of them.
I so enjoyed the tomatoes that I canned for soup and chili this winter. They were as fresh and delicious as they were last summer. I decided to plant Hillbilly, German Johnson, Cherokee Purple, Paul Robeson, Kaki Coing (a bonus pack), and Roma tomatoes. Pole beans, squash, cucumber (slicers & pickling), zucchini, Sugar Baby water melon, and lots of peppers this year.
I'll start my seedlings this week-end. Since this will be my first year at this endeavor, I'm hoping that I'll be successful. I didn't buy a heating mat, I decided to use my baseboard heaters for germination. I can regulate the temperature with the heaters or use the top of my fridge. I'll let you know if it works for me. I did buy a 4 foot grow light. Not sure if I will use it or if I will set up a table and just use the light from my kitchen door. Research has shown that if I turn the plants so they don't reach for the light, I should be okay.
What are you planting this year? How do you germinate your seeds? I'm a novice gardener, so any tips would be appreciated.