tale of woe
last season, I purchased five varieties of heirloom tomato seeds off the web. I grew brandywine, green zebra, caspian pink, big rainbow and tigerella. they were wonderful. they tasted magnificent. I started them in february and things were grand. this season I was way too involved in work and other personal matters and I didn't get my seeds planted indoors in time. so I bought hybrid tomatos at wal-mart and planted them. they look beautiful, the plants are thriving, they are heavy with fruit, they are ripening at a consistent rate. the only problem is they don't taste like anything. they are basically . little flavour. if any.
on a more positive note, however. I didn't clean my garden very well last fall and I had tomato plants volunteer in a few places. I let them grow and they are producing a few fruits. it appears that I have between two and three varieties of the heirlooms growing. there will only be a handfull of tomatoes, but it will be enough to convince me to start seeds this winter no matter how busy life makes me.