Category Archives: Dear Aunt Tomato

April Showers and All That

The weather puppets were calling for rain yesterday so I made it to Uncle Bob’s before dark and planted a few “cold weather crops.” Click on the picture to read what I had to say about that a few years … Continue reading

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Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

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? … Continue reading

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Reggie Black Blogs!

Aunt Tomato asked me to write this. She finds it all quite droll and amusing. She thought I should start with À la recherche du temps perdu about Italian tomatoes grown in Campania, in the rich volcanic soil in the … Continue reading

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Call Aunt Toe-May-Toe

My brother’s got a new phone with a hands-free device for his car.  He’s got different phone numbers set up to dial according to his voice commands, like “call Miss Mary” or “call the Dairy Maid.”  According to my brother, … Continue reading

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Oopsie!

When friends and blog readers think a blog writer is soon to be the Julia Child of gardening, they send the blog writer articles and anecdotes about gardening. It’s interesting and unsettling all at the same time. Since today is … Continue reading

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Tweet This

What is Twitter? The noun and verb forms of the word “twitter” sit in my Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary between the words “twitch” and “twixt.” I like the noun form best: A trembling agitation: quiver, A small tremulous intermittent sound … Continue reading

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The Aunt Tomato Discourse

This week, I’ve been busy lamenting the end of summer: “…the crickets…” “…the Dark Days of August…” “…no waves…” I even tagged my Hydrangea post with the words “eternal rest.” Sadly, nothing says the end of summer like tomato plants.  … Continue reading

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