My best friend Diane gave me heirloom tomatoes and basil she had started and I just got them in the ground this morning. Brian had already planted onion sets, cabbage, peppers, and beans over the weekend plus put in our first raised bed and a trellis. A week ago last Thursday I had thrown out some radish and lettuce seeds so it is filling up!!
Driving home from Bloomington on Monday was like heaven because the basil and tomato plants perfumed the car to the extent I was smiling from ear to ear. It was truly heavenly!!
I just watered my sets with calcium water made by soaking egg shells in water. It is terribly good for the tomatoes especially ...or so I have read. I will let you know how it all turns out.
There is sweet basil and Geno-vice basil. The tomato varieties are Pruden's Purple, German Johnson, Big Red, Cherokee Purple, Abe Lincoln, Black Krim, and Yellow Pear. IF ANYONE HAS EXPERIENCE OR KNOWLEDGE OF THESE I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.