Can you tell which of these tomato seedlings are the heirloom Brandywine, which are the red cherries - no? How about the beefsteaks or the Super Sioux? Me neither, doggone it. I had them all color coded on a chart in their little pots in the starter tray. Then when they got their second set of leaves and became a little leggy, I prepared to move them into larger pots. They say you are supposed to bury the stem about halfway up when you put them in larger pots and then harden them off when they are big enough to go outside.
This is my chart. It would have worked had I not removed them all willy-nilly from the tray without paying attention.
Now I cannot sell the extra plants at the farmers market. Guess I'll find a place for all 45 plants and and sell the tomatoes at the market. The good news is, I had no trouble identifying the watermelon! Next time - Popsicle sticks!