Tazmanian Chocolate (a dwarf variety)
Black Truffle (early to fruit)
Dwarf Kangaroo Paw Green (from the dwarf project)
Chio Chio San (said to be prolific and bushy)
Eiformige Daver (a pink variety with good flavor)
Radio (tall thin variety that can be grown up a trellis)
Vesuvio (a paste variety that isn't mealy)
Shuntuksi Velikan (Russian variety that will produce large fruit in a short season)
Petit Moineau / Little Sparrow (a prolific currant variety)
Rose Quartz Multiflora (said to produce 50+ tomatoes per truss)
Galapagos Island Tomato / Solanum cheesmanii (said to be very productive)
Helsing Junction Blues (one I've been wanting for a while, ripens to red / blue)
White Currant (said to be sweet)
Caspian Pink (a good processing tomato that's been on my want list for years)
Rev. Morrow's Long Keeper (a storage tomato)
Feuerwerk / Firework (an early producer of colorful fruits)
Mexico Midget (supposed to have abundant production)
Siberskiy Velikan Rozovy / Siberian Giant Pink (a firm, meaty pink tomato)
I took some cuttings from the black raspberry plant to finish off the swap package. The big trade package went out in the mail today. It weighed over a pound and a half! I got my wish list posted for the Secret Santa trade, and picked out the people on the list who are asking for something I have available to offer. I'll have to start packaging seeds up for that swap next.
Tonight I was able to finally finish the scarf project I've been working on. I even added tassels to the ends!
Today I got the Azoychka and Pink Sunshine tomato seeds out of the fermentation jars and laid them out to dry. I added Dark Galaxy tomato seeds to ferment now. I must say that Dark Galaxy actually tastes pretty good. I want to grow it again, not just for the color, but for the nice sweet flavor as well.
Today from the basement garden I harvested a second Dark Galaxy tomato, an under-ripe Mule Team, and a really under-ripe Kosovo tomato. They're all in the window for now to get some more color. Keep in mind that these were grown in 5-gallon buckets, so the tomatoes are a lot smaller than they should be.
Since we needed to head into town to get the hooks, we just made a trip of it and did some birthday and Christmas shopping too. We usually shop last minute in a controlled form of panic mode, but this year we're almost done already. It's so nice to spread it out over several paychecks to make it more affordable. We have two birthdays in addition to Christmas in December, so it's no wonder we struggle through the rest of winter after last minute shopping. Not like we buy a ton of stuff either. We try to stick to the four gifts rule... One thing you want, one thing you need, one thing you wear, one thing to read.