Who Dat Won The Super Bowl? The Saints… Dats Who!
Well it looks like Old Man Winter has no plans on leaving us for a while. My weather channel widget is projecting 29 tonight. And when it is not cold, it rains and 3 days later, it rains. But there is no time to cry, after cross checking a few online seed catalogs, we went about ordering a new bunch of seeds and pulling out last years saved seeds.
Here I have some Relleno Italian’s, Siling Labuyo, and Jalapeño seeds receiving a bath of well water. The next morning they were placed into jiffy pots and stuffed with jiffy seed starter. Just my 2 cents here… Good stuff. Works great as long as you take a few steps like sterilizing everything with a 5-10 percent bleach solution. From there we put them in rubbermaid plastic and tent them. No fertilizer. You would think the big box boys understood that the stuff they sell burns the roots of new seedlings. Or maybe not.
Not to much yet to talk about this years tomatoes. I went with TomatoFest.com this year. The seeds have not arrived. I picked out the San Marzano Redorta, Black Cherry and the Amana Orange tomatoes to start the season.
I also placed my order with ChilePlants.com. We ordered the mandatory twelve with a mix of large stuffers, italian sweets and the exotic hots. A few of the new HOT pepper plants in the order include a Habanero Chocolate, a Hawaiian Sweet Hot, a Chiltepin Fort Prescott, and a Scotch Bonnet Yellow.