Tomatoes and Peppers Oh My
Tomato Man's Daugher
This link will take you to their Plant List for 2018.
Specifically I wanted
|Tomato San Marzano|
|Tomato Black Cherry|
And, for something different, Lisa recommended
Jimmy Nardello’s Italian Frying Pepper "An incredible pepper, one of the best sweet peppers you’ll ever taste. These are excellent for frying, or roasting. Green to red, long bullhorn type, up to 10” long and extremely productive, too. The Best! Jimmy Nardello of Naugatuck, CT shared his prized pepper seeds with the SSE before his death in 1983. Jimmy’s mother originally brought the seeds with her when she emigrated to the U.S. in 1887 with her husband, Giuseppe Nardello, from the small village of Ruoti in the Basilicata Region of Southern Italy."
Today I'll prune all the lower leaves from the tomato plants and plant them in potting soil enough to cover all but their leaves on top. By planting time, all the leaf nodes will have produced root to make the plants more sturdy. Then, the peppers will go into larger pots to grow out while the soil warms enough to make them think they are in Italy. Tomato fertilizers, soil prep and trellis construction is in our future. But the summer salads will be worth every minute of the effort.