Thursday, March 28, 2013

Not all bad! Tomato coeur de boeuf and ginger

I have had had some deaths in the garden, but there definitely a lot more seedlings that are doing well. The tomato seeds that accidentally snuck into my suitcase is actually germinating! I first saw signs of success a few days after the seeds were sowed.
The little baby tomato seedlings
Then now, not even a week after, I have a ton of seedlings!
Extremely high germination rate
The question now is, whether the tomato I bought was a hybrid or heirloom. I don't know if these seedlings will make the coeur de boeuf tomatoes or if it was some sort of hybrid so that I will get something different. I think I will grow one of these on my balcony and also find once space in the community garden for a second.  I'm really excited about these - pretty darn cool.

Another great thing in the garden - there are 2 shoots coming out of my ginger root! I plan to get these in a 3 gallon container once the weather gets warm. Just can't wait for the weather to warm up!!!
Ginger shoots

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  1. Your ginger shoots are so green and beautiful, they inspired me to purchase some ginger at the supermarket on Sunday, broke off two pieces and stuck them in a pot. Here's to hoping they grow.

    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Anna

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  2. Wow your ginger is shooting really early - Mine doesn't usually appear until late Spring, early Summer but then perhaps your climate is more suited than mine which is very marginal for ginger.

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    1. Right now, they are indoors so it is nice a warm for them.

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  3. I, too, am eyeing those ginger shoots! Oh, how wonderful it will be to harvest your very own ginger!

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    1. Yes, I am very excited to see how they will grow!

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  4. Hope your tomato plants turn out to be a delicious one.
    My ginger shoots are growing well also, will not be able to put them in the ground until end of May the earliest.

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    1. Mine will probably stay indoors for some time too. I'm hoping they will be ok in the tiny pot.

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