I got a letter for Aunt Tomato the other day. It was one of my “fans” asking me if I had started my tomatoes this year. Oh, and by the way, why wasn’t I writing much about gardening in general?
I’ve started my tomatoes.
My tomato seed germination rates were lower than I had hoped, but I’ve got 20 plants. My next door neighbor thinks maybe I’m growing marijuana over here, but sooner than soon, that whole industry will be the domain of…oh, forget it. It’s too early for a political rant about the never-ending reach of our elected officials looking out for the best interests of “we the people.”
I don’t smoke marijuana and I don’t grow marijuana, but once it’s “legalized” you can be sure it will about as good for you as tobacco, grocery store food, and alcohol. They’re all “legal” too.
I’ve started some peppers and I’ve cleaned up my “surprise garden” and the “redemption garden.” After work tonight or tomorrow, I’ll head over to the town gazebo and start raking and cleaning up.
My garlic has broken ground.
I’ve been thinking about flowers and lettuce and maybe it’s okay to grow a few less tomatoes this year. I’m contemplating a sunflower folly.
No dreams about tomatoes yet and that’s probably a good thing. No dreams at all.
I’ve got a new apron that I bought at an “apron tea,” but that’s another story for another day.