Today, I planted more seeds in pots so they can sprout and grow indoors before I transplant them into the garden. I planted the six remaining tomato varieties in the same fairly large, plastic pots that I used last year: agro, margherita, Polish linguisa, Rachel, speckled Roman, and health kick. All except ‘Rachel’ are paste varieties. My favorite paste tomato, ‘viva italia,’ apparently is no longer available.
I planted my annual herbs in peat pots to minimize root damage when I transplant them. I planted regular and zaatar marjoram, three varieties of sweet basil, summer savory, flatleaf parsley, and two varieties of cilantro, both developed to produce leaves rather than seeds (coriander).
Finally, I planted marigold ‘golden guardian’ seeds in a plastic pot. This flower will be transplanted in the midst of my tomatoes to help ward off damaging nematodes.
Some of the cabbage seeds that I planted on Tuesday have already sprouted.