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Looking Forward to Tomatoes

I've organized my seeds, found all of my seed starting equipment, and have even sowed a few perennials under the lights (mostly because I NEEDED to play with seeds and soil -- it's been a long winter!)

And while I'm looking forward to fresh green beans, flavorful salads, and raspberries, what really revs my engine is the thought of all of the tomatoes I'm going to grow (and eat!) this summer. I've finalized my list, mostly so that I will stop ordering or trading for more seeds. Here are the varieties I'm growing this year:


Old Favorites: 

Brandywine Tomato


Tomatoes I'm Trying for the First Time:


I'll likely grow one of each plant, which is what I do most years, though I grow 6 or so of the 'Polish Linguisa' so I can preserve them -- I like to can them, and they make tasty dried tomatoes as well.


Have you grown any of the "new to me" tomatoes on my list? I'd love to hear what you thought of them!