This year I am joining the Single Seed Challenge 2022 and growing the Giant Crimson Tomato from MIGardener.
Have you heard of the Single Seed Challenge? I discovered it thanks to Nicole at Flower Hill Farm. A YouTuber named Scott developed the #SingleSeedChallenge a few years ago as a way to bring the gardening community together. By choosing one seed to focus on and share from start to finish, we can share our experience while appreciating the potential of a single seed (like the Giant Crimson Tomato).
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Growing an Extinct Tomato for the Single Seed Challenge 2022 | Giant Crimson Tomato
I am really excited to join the Single Seed Challenge of 2022. For the challenge, I will be documenting the growth of a Giant Crimson Tomato. I bought these seeds from MIGardener. He has been working to revive this previously extinct variety of tomato for the last several years. You can learn more about the story behind reviving the Giant Crimson Tomato HERE.
Seeds were very hard to get so I thought I would share my experience with starting the seed, growing the plant, harvesting the tomatoes, and saving seeds from this extremely rare variety. This way, more people will be able to experience growing this almost lost heirloom tomato virtually.
Starting a Garden
Are you thinking about starting a garden this year? There has never been a better time to start! If you’ve never had a garden before, or just want something simple, try growing in just one or two raised beds. I shared detailed directions for how I made $20 raised beds. These raised beds are affordable, easy to make, and easy to maintain. Plus, they look really nice in the garden. Mine are going on 3 years and holding strong.
Now is a great time to plan where you want your garden, what supplies you need, and what seeds you want to grow. Some flowers and veggies can be planted directly into your garden (like zinnias, cosmos, radishes, squash, and cucumbers to name a few). Other plants, like tomatoes and peppers, need a head start in most growing zones. I shared my seed starting set up with all the sources HERE. I also shared all the herbs, veggies, and flowers I plan to grow for the 2022 growing season. If you aren’t ready to invest in a seed starting set up, start thinking about where you can buy some starts. Local nurseries and greenhouses are my favorite. They usually have a great variety and good prices. Plus, it’s always nice to support small local businesses.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I look forward to sharing my journey growing the almost extinct Giant Crimson Tomato with you through the single seed challenge! Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any updates. I share new content every week.