Hello all! This year I planted many different varieties. Let me start at the beginning of my gardening season. For the past five or six years I have owned a small, plastic greenhouse purchased from Tractor Supply. Within this greenhouse I grow all my stuff from seed...except for the occasional store-bought stuff. For a heater I use a little electric heater, and for extra help, I have three foam boards that I easily slip on and off when nights get too cold for comfort. My peppers are started indoors in egg cartons, then I move the little newborns out to the greenhouse to separate into six-packs and single pots.
Like I have mentioned before, I not only grow all this for myself, I grow also to sell. So I make a timeline to try and have everything at a nice size to sell by late March or early April. I take my plants uptown and sit at a popular place(which closed this year, where I'll sit next year, I don't know) to wait for customers. This year I had a sell-out on tomato plants, including my Blue Beauty. I get picked at by family about my selling 'black tomatoes' but I have yet to have anybody come back to me with a complaint. Some people are picky, and want their usual nasty hybrids. Other people are normal and are willing try something new, if they think it's fascinating. Other people seem to be desperate and will take it anyway.
All of my tomatoes are started and grown in foam cups. The cups work great for me, and I've even had a complimant on them. On each cup I poke holes in the bottom for drainage and with a black marker: I write the price, name and description of the variety.