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Tomatoes

My snap peas are coming along fine. A slug took the leaves off of a few but they survived the attack. I put out some Sluggo so hopefully that will protect them. I also re-planted a few. Otherwise they are about a foot high and starting to climb.

We are also going to grow tomatoes this summer. We haven't had a tomato patch in a while and we have missed it. I don't mind picking up the tomatoes at the farmer's markets but there is nothing like a warm tomato right off the vine.

This year we are going to put the empty greenhouse to work and grow them in the greenhouse. It is pretty empty now that Smartyplants sold out of salvias at FloraBundance Arboretum sale. We need to have early ripening tomatoes so I can have a few before I leave for my French school. We picked up a 'Celebrity' a couple of weeks ago and have it going already in the greenhouse. But I waited to get the rest from Langley Fine Gardens at the Arboretum sale. They grow the most and the best tomatoes for the Puget Sound region.

After a bit of consulting, I decided on 5 other tomatoes; French Carmello, Yellow Perfection, Black Prince, Sungold, and Green Grape. These will give us a variety of different colored tomatoes and most are early ripening. G potted them up into 2 gallon plants and now I wait. It is supposed to be 70-75 days between when they are set out and ripening. Maybe we'll have tomatoes by mid-July. I know... wishful thinking for Seattle.

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