The count is on

“I wonder how many tomato plants I’ve started.”

That’s what Stacy said the other day.

I know exactly how many tomato seeds I’ve put in: 127. Total varieties: 27.

Admittedly, I probably will not get that many transplants, although it won’t be for lack of trying. Some of the seeds simply have poor germination rates, especially some of the heirlooms that I have from last year. Last year, several had a zero percent germination rate, in tests varying from three to nine seeds. I’m trying most of them again this year, to see what we get. At worst, we get nothing. At best, everything comes up and we’re up to our eyeballs in tomatoes. The reality will likely be somewhere in between those extremes. Now, if we could just get rid of this very un-Florida-like weather and get to spring, already.