Before the seeds even began to sprout, white, fuzzy mold started to be a problem. I stupidly used the top of the seed packet to indicate what was what. After only a couple of weeks, they were completely illegible thanks to a healthy coating of mold. (Confession: I hate mold. I shudder just thinking about how I had to touch it to get the moldy labels out of the little terrarium.) I have no clue what kinds of tomatoes I'm growing. It will all be a surprise to me.
A lot of my seedlings didn't survive and I'm not sure what's killing them. I don't know if I watered too much or not enough. Still, given that I planted about 36 plants for a 15-foot balcony, it's probably a good thing that not everything survived. Tomatoes, peppers and basil look to be the promising crop of 2010.
Do you garden? What do you plant? Tell me your success stories!