April 2, 2015

2015 Tomato, Pepper, and Eggplant Varieties

Well the 72 cell seed tray that was planted on March 21st got knocked over on the 28th. After 7 days the tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants had yet to germinate. Usually a few tomato seeds would have germinated by then, so more than likely the seeds were accidently cooked under they're clear lid on a very sunny day that the forecasters had predicted to be much cooler than the 80 degrees (27 degrees Celsius) it turned out to be. Either way, so disappointing.

I had already typed up all the seed varieties I had planted... but went ahead and added more tomato varieties. Everything was replanted March 31st.

24 Tomato varieties:
Cherokee Purple
Big Rainbow
Black Krim
Paul Robeson
King of Siberia
Costoluto Genovese
Black from Tula
Pink Berkley Tie Dye
Jersey Giant
Pilcer Vesy
Prudens Purple
Hillbilly Flame
Ananas Noire
Big Zebra
Purple Calabash
Pantano Romanesco
Granny Cantrell
Djena Lee's Golden Girl
Aunt Ruby German Green
Kelloggs Breakfast
Ingegnoli Gigante
Red Grape F1

9 Pepper varieties, these are all sweet peppers except for Poblano:
Syrian Three Sided
Yellow Monster (the last of the seeds)
Corno di Toro
Sweet Banana
Chinese Giant
California Wonder

10 Eggplant varieties:
Thai Long Purple
Thai Long Green
Bangladeshi Long
Ping Tung
Ma Zu Purple
Malaysian Dark Red
Early Long Purple
Applegreen (seedlings will go to a friend)

We have decided to plant a big stand of corn. I have only tried to grow corn once and it was in desert country versus humid Kentucky. And also it was an abysmal failure. Ha ha. Soil was too sandy and corn was planted in 2 long rows, so there was hardly any pollination.

Asparagus and artichoke seeds have been started. So. Exciting.


Texan said...

Look at your list of eggplants!! I love eggplant and have started seedlings for quite a few vartities myself.I look forward to seeing what some of yours look like as they are new to me varitties!

Peppers are so slow to germinate, just when I am about to give up on some they will sprout.

Lou@RainbowChard said...

Wow, you grow a lot of different varieties! I've had the seeds-cooking problem before too, in my lean-to where it gets really hot. The last couple of days have been really sunny for a change so I'd better keep an eye on my recent sowings.

Phuong said...

Hi Texan,
Eggplants are so wonderful and versatile, plus the plants are beautiful. I'm hoping to preserve some of the eggplant by drying, freezing cooked, etc.

Phuong said...

Hi Lou,
Whenever I see tomato descriptions with the words big and huge, I have to buy the seeds.

I think I've actually cooked the seeds before. But it's my partner that always knocks over the trays.