Back in February, I sowed all of the saved seeds, watered them, covered them, placed them on heat mats and hoped for the best.
Sure enough, 5 days later, the magic of germination was in full force.
6 weeks under flourescent light over heat mats with a rotating fan to provide some “wind” and we were rewarded with two trays full of very healthy seedlings. (On a side note, I am not primarily located in California right now, so good friends are graciously acting as my greenhouse and plant stewards between visits. I suspect that’s why the plants look so great this year.)
Since then, they’ve been transplanted to individual dixie cups and will be ready for distribution to fellow tomato lovers in 2-3 weeks.
So if you have an interest in home-grown tomatoes, let me know. I will be delivering tomato seedlings to all takers in the San Francisco Bay Area starting April 18th.