June 20, 2008
Tuesday night I lugged all my trays of extra tomato plants over to my in-law’s garage to pass final judgment on the remaining 58 plants. I decided to keep about 10 plants for myself and had to find homes for the rest. I made a few calls and was able to find homes with Ottawa Hortiphillia (who asked for 4 so I gave her five), Hit Pay Dirt (who wanted 5 so I gave her 7) and a friend of a friend (who wanted 4 so I gave her 5). Ha ha, I’m Saint Tomatoless.
On Wednesday I dropped off the trays of tomatoes, putting a fierce dent in the extras back at home. Here they all are nestled in the trunk of my car:
There’s Old Flame, Mirabelle Blanche, Pruden’s Purple, Black Pear, Black from Tula, Hawaiian Pineapple, Bonny Best, Red Lightning, Color Mixture, Green Zebra and Arkansas Traveller smooshed in there. I also gave 10 plants to my mother-in-law to give out at her work.
I had a total of 25 left over of Mirabelle Blanche, Marmande, Earliest + Best, Hawaiian Pineapple, Color Mixture, White Wonder, Sausage-Opalka and Pruden’s Purple. I decided that they’d all get planted in the back yard at the in-law’s to be left to survive or perish. I did manage to save a few extra for my 7 year-old nephew who wants to put some tomato plants around his pool.
All I have to do now is to pot up my remaining 10 plants in storage containers, probably sometime this weekend. Busy busy.