Friday, July 24, 2009

I growed somethin'!

OK, OK. I'm not your typical desperate housewife who sits on the sofa popping bon-bons and ordering stuff from the shopping channel, or the gardening channel or whatever. I don't even know what the channels are, I just know there's a heck of a lotta things that are "As Advertised on TV".

My Topsy Turvy Planter is one of them. $14 bucks at a local discount chain. $10 worth of tomato plants and some soil. (Soil is the stuff you plant tomatoes in. Dirt, on the other hand, or either hand --- is the soil you get under your nails. Makes perfect sense, heh?)

So, you plant the plants in the holes in the Topsy Turvy, layering soil as you work your way to the top. Water away, add tons of sunshine and warm temperatures and magic happens. First there's a little yellow flower. It sits and sits and sits and practically laughs at you, "You're expecting something else?"

You hold out though, knowing Mother Nature is on your side, you think. For heaven's sake, you've read and re-read the instructions. You bought honest to goodness Miracle Grow for Tomatoes fertilizer and have used it religiously.

One day you find the little flower all shriveled. Your heart sinks, "It's dead." But no, under the papery thin remnants of the little yellow flower you see a nodule. It's green and more than just a bump. It has an air about it, like IT knows what it's doing there on the vine. You hope, you cross all your fingers and toes. You finally stick your neck out and tell someone.

I growed somethin' --- and I think it's goin' to be a tomato someday!


Sue Saturday, July 25, 2009 4:10:00 AM  

Congrats on the baby Tomato!
Hope you have enough summer left to ripen it. I'm still waiting on summer!

penni Saturday, July 25, 2009 9:32:00 AM  

I wish I had started one of those -- can't grow anything on the ground because the Chase-man digs it up and brings it in through the dog door. -- you sure you want a Cardigan?

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