There is a date I mark on my calendar months in advance.
It’s the Friday before Mother’s Day at 10 am.
(I’d be there at 7 am if they’d let me)
The wait is excruciating.
It’s the day the Tomato Lady parts with her plants she’s been nursing from seedlings.
And I can carry them home and raise them as my own.
The enormity of the responsibility is not lost on me.
Better Boys, Jet Star, Mortgage Lifter, Sweet 100 Cherries, Celebrity, Super Fantastic – all the big names were there.
I hemmed and hawed and confined myself to 12 plants, and applauded my restraint all the way home.
And then planting…
This is my second year trying these red trays from Gardener’s Supply. In the past, the squirrels ate the roots, so my logic was that these trays would make it more difficult for the squirrels to get to them. The red color is also supposed to stimulate growth. Last year I had my best crop yet (barring the fact that the adorables ate them before they turned red) so I’m not changing anything. You can find them here.
The adorables would like to know what time today the tomatoes will be ready.
I also have new gardening gloves to tell you about: meet Mud Glove
I love how clean my hands remain after a full day of digging around in the dirt. I think you’ll also love how they keep hands relatively cool too. They also have cutey-patootie gloves for the adorables.
You can win 5 pairs of Mud Gloves just by leaving a comment by Tuesday, May 18th and I’ll choose the winner using Random.org on Wednesday, the 19th.
You can visit the Mud Glove store finder to locate these gloves near you.
A happy day to you!
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