Friday, January 30, 2009

Red Brandywine Update

For those of you who are wondering how my Red Brandywine Heirloom Tomato seeds are doing that were planted a few weeks ago...here's what they look like now...



I'm not giving up on the seeds that so far haven't germinated, but this is a good start for now. Next week we will begin tilling our garden (at least that is the plan for now) and then we will be able to start really getting busy with things.

2 comments:

mrshester said...

Aw, baby maters :) Am I totally weird that I think even little plants are cute? They look good! Is there a certain type of soil that you use?

Frugal Home Living said...

MrsHester,

Typically you would want to use a good sandy mixture (sand for drainage) or a peat mix, however I used regular potting soil that I had left over from last summer. It's not the best soil to start seeds in as it compacts too much but since it was there and I was being frugal (ok, ok, I admit it..cheap) I used it. I personally think it's the start that you give your seeds that helps as well (soaking them before planting to re-hydrate them.)

Hope this helps.