With the Beijing Olympics approaching, and the spirit of competition in the air, I thought it might be fun to have our own race here in the Desert Container Garden. So, I now introduce the first ever tomato seedling biathlon. Over the next 4 week period, we'll judge the plants on the rate at which they come up and the amount that they grow. Pictured above you will see the contestants. In the left two pods we have our Russian entrants, Black Krim #1 and #2. In the center two pods, the Italians might be tough to beat with San Marzano #1 and #2. And on the far right, the Americans will attempt to bring home the gold with Hawaiian Tropic #1 and #2. Thanks to my WONDERFUL WIFE of one year (today) for making the cool markers.