Originally Posted by KlopKlop
What kinds of tomatoes does everyone like to grow? Here is what I am planning (pretty normal selections for me) for this year:
Heirloom brandywine beefsteak
San Marzano paste
May try a 'chocolate cherry' variety from the guy I am ordering seeds from
If I get ambitious I may do an yellow variety but probably would get that start from the greenhouse
I used to get all my seeds from this guy in Texas who has great results and great customer service except he nearly doubled prices this year (3.99 for 20 tomato seeds??)
This year I am going to try buying from a guy in Ohio that sells heirloom varieties. I prefer supporting the little guys over seed companies like burpee when I can.
I think I will be ordering strawberry roots and asparagus crowns from gurneys later this spring
You might consider saving your own seeds. It's not too hard. Though hybrids might not be possible.
I tried San Marzano and they didn't do good for me. I find if I start my own plants I have better luck.
I'd decided once that to buy plants was easier than starting them but one year everyone got hit with a blight that was said to have come up from the south on the plants.
We have local growers who start them up here. Still I will start my own.
So far the seeds I've got are. Bonnie Best, Homestead and St. Pierre. These are the canning tomatoes I plan on growing. I'll grow others for eating, though I've been known to can anything.
Edited by rancher hicks - 2/15/16 at 6:29am