Wednesday, January 6, 2010
It's sunny and 21F here in beautiful Post Falls, Idaho. What better way to start the day than a walk with the pups at the park. To the left is Buddy and to the right is his sister Stella. As you can see from the picture, there is no snow!!! Yep, it's all in the high mountains... for now anyway. With the last two winters bringing us record snowfall I am relieved to have a mellow one ....finally...knock on wood. When I got back from my walk I had a nice surprise waiting for me in the mailbox....more seed catalogs and the tomato seeds that I ordered in January finally came. I am trying 6 new tomato varieties this spring; For cherries I will plant Marcellino, Golden Gem, Peacevine and my tried and true favorites Sweet Million and Sugar Snack. For paste tomatoes I will plant San Marzano, Amish and Gilbertie. And for slicing tomatoes, I have ordered Costoluto Genovese, Brandywine and I'm still debating on a couple more.... Any reader suggestions would be welcome as I am selling at the farmer's market this year and want a good variety.