Daily Archives: January 20, 2008

When you think you know, but you have no idea


For some odd reason I had it in my mind that looking through a seed catalogue would be a relatively easy task.  There were things that I had already taken into account, such as what zone I’m in and what grows here and what doesn’t.  What I faced when I had choices to make, I wasn’t prepared for.  Do you know how many hundreds of varieties there are for tomatoes?  It’s a very important decision to make, and I’m afraid to make it.Last year we had three different varieties of tomatoes planted.  We encountered issues with each as the season went on.  Some split, or developed diseased spots, while others were devoured by birds.  So it brings up all of these new things in my head, one:  develop a strategy plan and supply list to keep the birds out, and two: Figure out why those tomatoes developed those problems.  Maybe that’s why farmers kept journals and logs.That’s why I’m having issues deciding on what to plant this year.  I know what I want to plant, zucchini, tomatoes, lettuce, basil etc., but gambling on certain varieties to produce.  That’s what this all is though trial and error.  If it doesn’t work this time, tweak it and try again.  It’s not fair.  Mother Nature needs to give me a hug. If anyone has any suggestions for me, or knows what tomato variety never fails, then let me know. be well.