Great White - 3 plants, one with tomatoes and two with flowers.
Large Barred Boar - 4 plants, all with tomatoes.
Emmy - 1 plant, has flowers.
Nicholaevna Pink - 4 plants, one with flowers, three with fruit.
Black Zebra - 4 plants, two with very few flowers, and two with buds but no open flowers.
Rose Beauty - 3 plants, two with flowers and fruit, one with buds but no flowers.
Pink Sunshine - 1 plant, has fruit and flowers.
Fantome du Laos - 3 plants, one with tomatoes, two with flowers
Blondkopfchen - 1 plant, lots of buds and some tomatoes finally showing up
Maglia Rosa - 1 plant, has tomatoes and flowers.
Snow White - 2 plants, both with fruit and flowers
Homestead - 4 plants, one with just a few buds, and three with tomatoes and flowers.
Rozovyi Flamingo - 4 plants, one with tomatoes and flowers, two with flowers only, and one with buds only.
Giraffe - 3 plants, one with tomatoes and flowers, two with flowers only.
Silvery Fir Tree - 2 plants, both with large tomatoes and more flowers.
Chocolate Stripes - 3 plants, one with tomatoes and flowers, one with just buds, and one with nothing.
Lemon Drop - 2 plants, one with tomatoes and flowers, one with buds.
Uluru Ochre - 1 plant, has tomatoes forming and flowers.
While I was out there I also did some conservative trimming and took off several lower branches on the bigger tomato plants. I couldn't just toss out good healthy tomato cuttings, so I put 40-50 of them in little nursery cups full of wet soil and put them under the weaker grow light. In a week I will see which survived. I did not label any of them as I just went along and broke the branches off that were trailing in the dirt. I only kept the best looking ones. It will be interesting to see how many do well and how many shrivel up and die off. I figure I've lost nothing but some time either way.
We have a follow-up meeting with the Small Business folks tomorrow. I feel like we haven't made a lot of progress since out last meeting (totally our fault). We got our LLC, Federal EIN, and contacted both potential cities and the state regarding regulations. I'm hoping to have time tomorrow to get the state resale tax number before the meeting, and we plan to go to the bank and set up a business bank account after the meeting. It's just a matter now of figuring out how much money we're going to need, and which city we want to work with. I feel like everything is part of a giant circle and I'm struggling to find a way to get into that circle. I want to contact distributors to get an accurate picture of cost involved, but they won't walk to me without a location (I thought they'd talk to me with a tax number, but I was mistaken). I can't pick a location without an idea of how much I can afford to spend, and I can't start to fund-raise until I know how much everything is going to cost. I feel like our estimates are too low, and that if I fund-raise that much we won't have enough to stock the shelves properly. I refuse to open a store if I can't do it right. I won't half-ass this life-changing project. Tony worries that if I make my fund-raising goal too high then people will be less likely to donate to help. I honestly can't see anyone donating to help someone else open a business. It makes no sense to me, but he assures me if I put the project out there - people will be willing to back me up.