Sow Late

March 31, 2009

The following is a list of seeds that I have been too lazy to start yet:

  • Brussels sprouts
  • any herbs
  • sweet pepper
  • Swiss chard
  • chives
  • eggplant
  • tomatillo
  • secondary sowings of lettuce and cauliflower

I’ve been so busy sowing tomato seeds and tending to seedlings that I’ve let these other veggies fall to the wayside.  I only got around to sowing lettuce this past weekend as I planted in ready-to-use Jiffy 7’s instead of having to fill up yet another 9-cell pack.  I hope I can pull  it together to direct sow the peas and spinach seeds this weekend as well as the basil indoors.  Between finishing up a debilitating cold and the dog’s spay, I think I’m doing alright.

On the weekend, I did sow one of the few hybrids I’m growing – Momotaro.  It’s described as being “the most popular tomato in Japan”.  Can 127.7 million people be wrong?  How surprising when I opened that packet and shook out bright blue seeds:

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5 Responses to “Sow Late”


  1. Have they been treated with fungicide or something?

  2. Rosemary Says:

    That’s what I thought; they must be treated with something. I remember when I was a kid planting some bean seeds with a magenta coating, I think it was something to keep animals from eating them.

  3. Kathy Says:

    I’m not sure what it is – it’s definitely a blue powder coating. No mention of it on the packet except a rubber-stamped “TREATED” on the back.

  4. Zach Says:

    My first thought was that the seeds have been treated, I doubt that it is because it is a hybrid. But you will find out when you pick a ripe tomato and see what color the seeds are!

  5. Dan Says:

    I’ve been lazy with some things as well, the I’ll do it tomorrow thought has came to mind a few times. I am also waiting on herb & ornamental seeds I delayed ordering and am now paying for it in delayed shipping. Good luck with your Japanese tomato.


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