April 1 – The Caesar Side Salad box from Wendy’s makes a rather nice tiny greenhouse.  To the left in the picture are orange tomato seedlings and to the right, basil.  In the coming week, I shall be starting a good deal more seeds, as it is time to do so.  I figure since I have to wait so long to plant it won’t hurt me to start my own so I can have the interesting varieties of  tomato I want.  The one I’m most interested in is the Amish Paste.  My reading indicates they are one of the best for canning.  I enjoyed canning tomatoes so much last year (and eating them this year!) that I wanted to give growing my own a try.