February 24, 2011

It's That Time of the Year

     If you plan to garden this year, don't forget to visit WinterSown for free heirloom tomato seeds.  All you have to do is browse around the site for a few minutes, take an easy quiz on what you read and saw, then send in a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with your choice of varieties from a list.  They'll send you the seeds (plus a few extra goodies, usually).  

     Tomatoes are really easy to grow from seeds.  All they ask is water (don't let them dry out), light (a South or West window), and a little bit of fertilizer every now and then.  When it's nice outside and you haven't had frost for at least two weeks, plant them in the garden about 3-5 feet apart  If you plant them deeply, they'll grow extra roots on their buried stems.  

The sweet, fresh taste of heirloom tomatoes is totally worth it.  I recommend the Black Krim, but there are at least 20 varieties from which to choose.  You'll be glad you did.  

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