Being the proud mother of newly sprouted tomato plants, I just had to celebrate with a favorite wine of mine. Le Rime Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio is a lovely wine produced by Castello Banfi. This wine is a combination of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Grigio. On opening this bottle, I got a whiff of fresh citrusy lemon with a hint of apple. What was the taste? Well proportioned bright, tangy lemon and green apple flavors with enough acidity to give it a nice back bone. Le Rime is a nice medium bodied wine that is very clean and crisp on the finish. Even though this wine is 70% Chardonnay, it had no “oaky” flavor as it was aged in stainless steel tanks. Cost? Right down my alley at $8.99 a bottle!
I figured I needed a nice light wine to start the end of my day admiring the new additions to the garden. I planted these guys just a week ago and was excited to see them pop up so soon. These new tomato sprouts include “Sweet Baby Girl Hybrid”, “Super Sweet 100 Hybrid” and “Balcony’s”. I did a mix, planting some of the tomato seeds in “seed starter” mix, which contains sphagnum peat moss, vermiculite and lime, and some of them in “organic potting mix”, which is a mixture of composted bark, sphagnum peat moss, pasteurized poultry litter and an organic wetting agent. (Yes, the soils have mixes just like cooking and baking!) So far there is no difference with the growing medium, as all sprouted on the same day. This is the first time I have started my tomatoes from seed, so I am learning the tricks of these little guys. It is hard to imagine that these tiny little plants will produce nice juicy tomatoes in a couple of months. (I say this keeping my fingers crossed!)
As I was visiting other blogs, I noticed Christina at A Thinking Stomach has posted her planting of seeds. She even has some new equipment to help her seeds get a head start! So hop on over to her site to see what interesting seeds she has planted!
Well, I am heading back out to my container garden to check on the radishes that I planted from seed the other day. I noticed some activity in their pot this morning…more new arrivals!