You can’t rush the garden. Not even when you have a case of tomato envy.
You can encourage it, yes. Lots of support…of course. But rushed, never.
I planted several heirloom tomatoes this year, but they had a hard time making a go of it. I bought a few starter plants to fill in, just in case, which in the end was a good idea. I’m not sure any of the seeds were viable.
The plants from the nursery are green and healthy and starting to bend from the weight. I scooted the rolling tomato garden to the back of the patio so I can keep an eye on them. They’re drying out faster now that the plants have taken flight.
Any day now…
Meanwhile, I received these lovely tomatoes from Amy’s garden. You’ll hear more about Amy in a future post. Mike paired the tomatoes with basil from our garden and made a delicious caprese salad. It’s one of my favorites and a sure sign that we’re in the heart of summer.