Sub-Arctic Plenty - Heirloom Tomato
Chilly Willie (aka Sub-Arctic Plenty) is one of the world's earliest tomatoes. It was developed in the 1940's to provide the US Air Force stationed in Greenland with fresh tomatoes and has a unique ability to set fruit under cool conditions, producing lots of small red fruit with plenty of flavor.
This bush tomato needs no staking, is easy to grow and the first one you'll harvest. Much hardier than usual, it delivers even when Spring is cooler than usual. It's also a boon to Southern gardeners who can get a crop in before the serious heat sets in. Determinate. 42 days.
Thoroughly moisten your seed-starting mix, and then fill your pots/containers to within 1/2" of the top.
Place two or three seeds into each small container or each cell of a seed starter. Cover the seed with about 1/4" of soil.
Water to ensure good seed-to-mix contact. You can use a plant mister or just dribble a stream of water over the top. You don't need to soak the soil, just moisten the top layer.
(You don't want to heavily water and "push" seeds to deep that they can't germinate.)
Keep the mix moist but not soaking wet. Lay some plastic kitchen wrap and a rubber band over pots to keep in heat and moisture.
Place the pots in a warm, sunny spot or on top of a heat mat. (Seeds won't germinate until the soil itself is 75-80 degrees.)
Check pots daily. As soon as you see sprouts, remove the covering and place the pots in a sunny window or under grow lights, keeping the lights just an inch or two above the tops of the plants.
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