A Sunny Weekend at Home—Just Us and the Tomatoes

Our weekends are usually filled with a combination of work and play. In the rare occurrence that we have no commitments or events, we savor our time together and make the most of being homebodies for a change!

The weather this weekend was gorgeous so we spent a lot of time outside. Phillip transplanted a bed of 48 tomato plants! And I helped by writing tomato types on planter labels. I swear, sometimes being with Phillip is like being in a Botany 101 course. I learn more about plants, trees, bushes and flowers with him than I ever would on my own. The exposure is important but retaining that information is another story!

Phillip preparing to transfer 48 tomato plants

Phillip preparing to transfer 48 tomato plants

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Tomato-Plant-Transfer-SeedtoVine

Simon The Dog was a very good supervisor. He's known for his tomato picking and eating skills in the summertime...

Simon The Dog was a very good supervisor. He’s known for his tomato picking and eating skills in the summertime…

In the process of writing down every tomato plant species in the box, I came across several I’d never heard of. Have you heard of or eaten any of these tomato types?

Hanging Basket, Trophy, Sun Gold, Jubilee Yellow, Carolina Gold, Pink Lady, Peach, Casey’s Pure Yellow, Unknown…, Long Sweet Orange, Hungarian Sweet, Nardello, Hot Red Gene or Cosmonaut Valodosky!?

Can’t wait to see if they live up to their names.

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Tomato-Plant-Transfer-SeedtoVine

We have three more beds of 48 tomato plants to tackle over the next week or two. Soon, they’ll be ready for replanting in individual pots in our backyard or those of friends. Should be a bountiful summer filled with tomato pickin’, eatin’, cannin’ and fryin’.

We may need some suggestions on what to cook with all of these tomatoes! What’s your favorite tomato dish?

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