Tuesday, April 19, 2011

...While Eating Homegrown Tomatoes

Well, I'm not eating any homegrown tomatoes just yet, but I have certainly made steps in that direction.

"It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts 
while eating a homegrown tomato."
- Lewis Grizzard

After a little more than a month-and-a-half of tending to my compost, it was time to plant. Over the last couple weeks, I had begun to amend the plot of soil that I had set aside for the tomato garden, with compost. I broke up the soil, got rid of as many rocks as possible (though they seem to have multiplied like a Hydra since I started). But today was planting day.

On the advice of Anna's mother and grandfather, I got Better Boy tomatoes.

According to the University of Illinois, Better Boys are a main crop red tomato, that I can expect to yield 12 oz. fruit in about 72 days.

"A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins." - Laurie Colwin

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