The Organic Apprentice

sowing the seeds of learning!


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I’m finally sharing the progress of my heirloom tomatoes. I ordered seeds online from and they came surprisingly quickly. I decided to go for Green Zebras as they won the blind kitchen-table-taste-test last summer at Bantry Bay Farm. Similarly I also went for a pack of Black Zebra seeds because the pictures looked juicy. The third variety I picked is Purple Russian because it also looked incredibly delicious and has a really nice plum shape. Admittedly I took a chance on 2 of 3 varieties that I picked but I think the chance is all part of the fun!

There is some leaf curl happening but I think that its due to the either dryness of the air or the intense sunlight.

I’ve also been pruning back the suckers/secondary growth to encourage vertical growth and fruit development. I’m happy that the varieties I chose were indeterminate (vs. determinate).


Author: mattsongrif

I'm a Therapeutic Recreation student who loves nature, wind, coffee, and playing in dirt.

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