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Planning for Next Year

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After a successful growing season for my heirloom tomatoes, I have been perusing the seed websites looking for my next heirloom tomato seeds to purchase.

Last year I started in February with Mortgage Lifter and Big Rainbow seeds planted and nurtured under grow lights in my laundry room. Hopefully, we will have finished the garage clean out and will have an area ready for propagating.

My tomatoes did well for a while, then the rains came and they became waterlogged and not as tasty. I didn’t do well at the county fair, but did get a few beautiful tomatoes.

At 1 1/2 pounds, it would not have won a ribbon for largest tomato, and besides, it tasted too good so I was glad I didn’t enter it at the fair.

I am going to have to get very exotic tomatoes for next year, as the competition went from 10 heirloom entries in 2010 to 29 entries this past year. The winner this year was called hillbilly, one I never heard of.

About AnnieRie

Retired, I am following my dream of living in quiet west Howard County, a rural oasis, not far from the urban chaos, but just far enough. I love to cook, bake, garden, and travel. I volunteer at Howard County Conservancy. I lead nature hikes, manage programs and show children all the wonders of nature, and the agricultural connection to their food.

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