Plant Sale Tomorrow!

May 23, 2008

OMG, I’m having my very first heirloom tomato plant sale tomorrow from 9 AM to 3 PM and I’m so nervous. I’ve prepared all the road signs (in sheet protectors in case it rains), clip-on name tags for each variety, individual sheets and a notebook with descriptions and pictures for all varieties and $60 CDN in $5, $2, $1, $0.25 denominations. I still have to find something to use as a stake for the road signs as well as pot up about 15 seedlings into 4″ pots. I also have to find a good display table as well as haul all my seedlings to the driveway. I’m both nervous and excited!

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5 Responses to “Plant Sale Tomorrow!”

  1. Gillian Says:

    WOW – good on you! Let us know how it goes. You’ll have beautiful weather for it. I would stop by, but I will be busy replanting all my tomato plants tomorrow. 😉

    BTW – I found out that my Roma tomatoes are determinate, and my Thessaloniki tomatoes are indeterminate. But what does all THAT mean? I feel like such a neophyte!

  2. ChzPlz Says:

    Hey Kathy – good luck!

    FYI – someone was selling heirloom tomato seedlings at the farmer’s market at Lansdowne Park last Sunday. They were beer cups with wee tiny little plants less than 6″ tall, and they were charging $2.50 for each plant!

  3. Kathy Says:

    Thanks Gillian!

    Determinate tomatoes have short, bush-like, compact vines. Most produce fruit in a short time-span while others may produce all season. Some people like to cage these types of tomatoes.

    Indeterminate tomatoes have long vines that need to be trellised and produce fruit over the season. Depending on your soil, some varieties can reach up to 8′ tall!

    For your set-up, I’d figure out which ones are the Roma and which are the Thessaloniki. Both have regular leaves so it’ll be a bit harder to figure out which is which. The Roma’s will be shorter and bushier than the Thessaloniki. Hopefully that helps?

  4. Carrie Says:

    OOH plants for sale – will there be more then tomatoe plants? I may just go for a nice drive.

  5. Kathy Says:

    Hi Carrie,

    I’ll probably pull out the lily of the valley that I want to get rid of from the back flower bed. I also have some cucumber, corn and vining spinach I think I’ll sell off as well. I have a bunch of wintersown stuff too that I’m not sure what I’m doing with. Was there anything in particular that you were looking for? Maybe we can take a look through my garden for some cuttings. 🙂


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