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We have ignition.

We have a Brandywine emerging as first out of the starting gate ahead of the Paul Robesons, Cherries, Debaro Russion Plums-

oops we have an update.........the Romas are out also. We are wondering if the aluminun salad pans with the food starage bag covers (instead of plastic lids from the carryout) are a better environment, as they are the ones holding germinated seeds. We are modifying the covers tonight!

-- Rick in SW West Virginia (, March 27, 2002


We've done it both ways and they seem to work about the same. One thing about storage bags is you need to make sure it doesn't touch the soil so your seeds can come up. I messed up just recently by using Saran Wrap that laid on the dirt (I hadn't noticed) and the seedlings just kind of came up and then laid on their side in the mixture. That's one advantage of the stand up lids over the flat plastic.


-- Anna in Iowa (, March 27, 2002.

I LOVE Brandywine tomatoes! I have not started mine yet though. Maybe next week. I have an outside hot-bed and it doesn't take them long to get big enough to set in the gardes.

-- Melissa in SE Ohio (, March 28, 2002.

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