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7/11/2000

I planted 24 tomato plants

Filed under:General — eric @ 5:04 am

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I planted 24 tomato plants this year. I live alone. Any reasonable gardener will tell you that one person needs, at most, three plants. Probably fewer. Whatever. I like varieties of tomatoes, and so I’ve got four each of cherry, roma, big yellow, and an Amish heirloom. Those Amish know how to breed a tomato, too. But the cherries. Oh, the cherries. I planted a variety called “Sweet 1000s”. I’d assumed that the name was a marketing ploy, but it actually describes the nature and number of tomatoes produced. I’m glad I didn’t buy the “Sweet Millions”! On any average day, I’ve got at least a couple dozen fruit ripe and ready for eating. Half of those I’ll eat right off the vine, warm with sunshine. The other half I’ll bring inside to eat later. Lunches lately have been basmanti rice and cherry tomatoes, and it’s been heavenly. Sweet cherry tomatoes can fool you though. You have to be careful not to eat too many, else the tomato acid eat away at your stomach. Unless you’re my friend Kim, and then you’d wash a couple pints of fruit down with a few cans of Mountain Dew. The harvest has been so vast, and the fruit so tasty, that the horned worms have come to eat. And eat they have. They can strip a plant down faster than me with a set of shears. Out in New Mexico, the horned worms didn’t bother me. Here, I’ve got to be vigilant. Still, even after seeing damaged plants, it feels so nice to be out in the garden, tending to my crops. Here’s an article that explains why.

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    You made me laugh!!!!!!!!! I bet you had more tomatos than you ever wanted to see at one time……

    I enjoyed reading your article…..

    I can’t wait to see waht you do this next year.

    Have you decided how many plants to plant?

    Keep up the gardening.

    Comment by Char — 12/11/2002 @ 2:31 am


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    You made me laugh!!!!!!!!! I bet you had more tomatos than you ever wanted to see at one time……

    I enjoyed reading your article…..

    I can’t wait to see waht you do this next year.

    Have you decided how many plants to plant?

    Keep up the gardening.

    Comment by Char — 12/11/2002 @ 2:31 am


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    They fell in love, then they married
    A tomato bouquet she carried
    Tomatoes cooked to perfection
    Were served up at the reception
    As they drove off they were showered
    …Not with tomatoes but flowers!

    Comment by Anonymous — 5/18/2003 @ 11:34 am

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