Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Tomatoes and Basil

You know the warmer weather is approaching when you start planting your tomato seeds. Here in Canberra, we have to start our tomatoes under cover, transplanting out after the last frost in late October or early November.

So today I put some seeds in pots for both tomatoes and basil (the two just have to go together!). I've recorded below the characteristics of the tomatoes, as best I know them from seed packets and other information. I'm going to see how the crop goes and compare it to the information supplied. Hopefully, we'll have lots of salad and cooking/bottling/paste/sauce tomatoes this season. I'm going to rely on self-seeding for the cherry tomatoes and yellow egg tomatoes...

The basil varieties I planted are: Lettuce leaf; Small leaf, ball-shaped; Classic Italian; Holy Basil and Thai Basil.

I'll keep you posted on their progress over summer.

love and light


Sage said...

It feels kinda funny to read of you planting stuff out Oct/November when we brits are just starting to wind down outside gardening except for tidying and lifting... hope your harvest is a good one...

naturewitch said...

Hi Sage
It is weird, isn't it? It feels the same for us every year when you are planting up for spring and we're harvesting and pulling up dead plants. But it is nice to be able to log on and see lovely gardens while we're in the middle of winter. xx