The grand experiment in starting seeds has begun this evening with 40 tomato seeds and 12 hot pepper seeds heating up in the tray. I got Early Girl and Brandywine for the big tomatoes, both of which varieties I grew last year, but I replaced Super Sweet 100s cherry tomatoes with Gardener's Delight, which is supposed to be a little more tomatoey. The peppers are Hungarian Yellow Wax, which I have no idea what they'll be like but the description sounded fine. It won't take much for them to beat the unnamed jalepenos of last year, which I think ended up producing about nine peppers; admittedly, after a very late start!
Of course, everything has to germinate first, and then escape rot and damping off or whatever it's called; and then it has to grow quick to make up for the shipping delays. If we have to buy some plants this year it won't be the end of the world, because now I'm ready for the 2010 season, for real!