Vegetable garden: sowing tomatoes

Early March ... it's time for us to sow tomatoes. Of course they will be installed warm and in the light as long as the beautiful days will not be permanently installed.

This saturday of march, the sun and the mild temperature make me spend more time outdoors than on the computer! So here I am in the greenhouse to sow tomatoes.

For our vegetable garden in permaculture we select the best seeds. Most of them come from the Sologne grain factory "La Ferme de Sainte Marthe". We find products from Organic Farming. We are thus sure that from the production of the seeds until the harvest of the vegetables, our products will not have received any chemical treatment. At the Moulin de David we do not use any fungicide - except for the manure developed with the horsetails that line our stream, we do not use any fertilizer - except the home-made nettle manure, our compost and the manure of our chickens, we do not use chemical herbicides.

This year we have chosen 7 varieties of tomatoes :

  • Tomato Saint-Pierre, a vigorous variety, semi-hasty
  • Tomato Ailsa Craig, an early variety from Scotland known since 1925
  • Black Crimean tomato, a variety from mid-season to late, fruits of 120-150 g but up to 500 g! Ribbed, slightly flattened these fruits are dark red flesh
  • Marmande tomato, a fairly early, vigorous and productive variety with firm, sweet and fragrant flesh
  • Andean tomato, which is one of the best varieties in terms of taste and productivity. It is an old variety early reported a few years ago from the Andes Cordillera by a French collector
  • Yellow Tomato Saint Vincent, a mid-season variety with juicy flesh, sweet, sweet, tangy and very fragrant
  • Tomato Pineapple, a very nice late variety producing fruits of 250 to 400g on average, sometimes reaching 1 kg whose flesh resembles a slice of pineapple.

While waiting for the tasting of these superb fruits, there will be a little work and a lot of patience. We have planted our terrines seeded warm and light in the office of the reception. They will join the cuttings of geranium, perennial carnations, hibiscus, oleander, lavender, etc ... who have been staying since last fall.

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