Does this make me a gardening poser? Well, I do actually have a garden, so maybe I'm a gardening numskull. Or maybe I'm like everyone else.
For the second time, I'm trying to start tomato and basil (and other) plants from seed. I planted everything back in March, set them up in a sunny spot under a fluorescent light, and anxiously peered at those little stinkers every day to see any signs of green. Though almost everything grew, not everything grew well. Especially when I think about the HUGE tomato plants at nurseries right now. My Rutgers and Bradywine are trying, poor things, but they don't measure up...literally.
Knowing that tomatoes like heat, the other day I devised a little greenhouse with clear plastic and wire hangers. Totally jimmy-rigged, but I think it's working!
|The Dora table was confiscated for plants. Sorry, kids.|
|I took this photo two or three days ago, and these tomato plants have grown a lot since! The parsley seeds, which I thought would never come around, have also since sprouted. Yes, we've put a greenhouse/hoop house on our overcrowded To Do list.|